AI's balance of power: AI needs people as much as it needs data
Dina Katabi, principal investigator at the MIT Jameel Clinic, develops radio wave sensing and AI-assisted devices for passive monitoring of patients who are at high risk for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. Dina encourages greater adopting of passive health monitoring to identify population-level health trends. While she understands some are wary of the implications of AI in health and passive monitoring, Dina is confident that the technology can be managed and developed effectively through careful considerations around training algorithms and understanding limitations.
"Every machine operates properly under certain conditions and then creates bad, unreliable answers under other conditions. AI is nothing special in that sense. If you take a freezer and keep the door open, everything is going to melt," Dina says.