She Helped Design Pres. Biden’s AI Bill of Rights—How Does It Protect Patients?


Less than three months ago, Alondra Nelson, Ph.D., proudly watched as President Biden unveiled the administration’s blueprint for an artificial intelligence bill of rights, which is focused on ensuring safe, secure and trustworthy technology. Nelson had a big role in developing the strategy as she served as deputy assistant to the president and acting director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Since then, major health care companies have agreed to work toward solutions that advance health equity, expand access to care, make care affordable and other commitments.

But there’s anxiety about clinical algorithms showing racial bias and privacy worries. Nelson joins hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter to explain how the health care sector, including its employees, can benefit if AI is thoughtfully deployed.

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