AI Health Friday Roundup​

The AI Health Friday Roundup highlights the week’s news and publications related to artificial intelligence, data science, public health, clinical research, health policy, and more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: probing reading comprehension for machines; CAR-T for lupus; reflections on loss of public trust in science (and how to fix it); reverberations of racism in digital image collections; FDA eyes pulse oximeter performance with darker skin; USPSTF recommends widespread anxiety screening; wearable sensors for measuring tumor regression; much more:

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: peering through COVID-induced “brain fog”; critiquing academic culture at computer science conferences; cardiovascular polypill trial results show benefit for secondary prevention; medical racism, radiation, and x-rays; the case for better data on race, ethnicity & language; cases of acute flaccid myelitis increase; AI decodes speech from thought without invasive probes; much more:

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Roundup: health and the genetics of circadian rhythms; trust and human-robot interactions; how bias gets built into GANS; Stone Age surgery; probing the limits of scientific education and civic engagement; judge rules against PrEP coverage; prosthetics for memory; arguing for and against including AI in medical training; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: digital biomarkers for disease surveillance; weak electrical current for countering memory loss; racial disparities in prostate cancer diagnosis persist in affluent neighborhoods; proposing a new approach for managing journal retractions; cybersecurity primer for healthcare; a boom in rare kidney disease research; segregation, redlining, and firearm violence in Baltimore; “touchless” sensing for detecting Parkinson disease; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: the limits of language in AI; a worsening child mental health crisis in North Carolina; big open-access policy change from OSTP; using machine learning to predict carcinogenic compounds; choosing whether to attempt to eradicate diseases; new method may offer cheap path to unravelling “forever” PFAS chemicals; reporting of NIH-funded clinical trials still lags; lip service vs meaningful action in publication integrity; equity, justice, and disability data; much more:

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Roundup: assessing the health merits of fitness trackers; Florence Nightingale’s contributions to data visualization; racial inequity in uterine cancer; emergency departments under strain; how “social capital” shapes our world; educational tech and cyber risk; why evidence-based medicine needs implementation science; the hidden chaos of living systems; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: the evolution of lactose tolerance; philosophical NLP AI hard to tell from the real thing; possible data fraud rocks Alzheimer research; free library of AlphaFold protein structures released; humans may be less resilient to extreme heat than thought; nursing homes pursue aggressive legal tactics over unpaid bills; study homes in on COVID outbreak epicenter; White House pivots toward harm reduction in drug policy; why data breaches keep happening; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: data leakage as challenge for machine learning replication; effectiveness and uptake of machine-learning application for sepsis detection; associations between community violence and cardiovascular risk;  differences in aging have implications for dementia risk; assessing the state of telehealth in NC; bolstering diversity in clinical trials; tiny windup motor runs on DNA; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: BLOOM debuts as open-source, open-access large language model; bias in foundation models translates to real world via robots; calculating the “missing Americans” of higher US mortality rates; what to do when physicians spread medical misinformation; saving lives by brushing teeth; bringing back the single-panel figure; advances in wastewater analysis allow scientists to track individual COVID variants; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: AI considered as “late-stage teenager”; racial equity in clinical trials; ethical filtering for large language models; precision medicine for rheumatology; updating approaches to disease surveillance; Facebook inundates cancer patients with dubious ads; making pulse oximeters work for everyone; adjuvant boosting for COVID vaccines; legal framework for biometric tech; adversarial training for NLP models; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: embodied AI reaches toward a new kind of problem-solving; considering the role of pragmatic and virtual clinical trials; Lancet surges to the top of journal impact factor ratings; mistrust of tech and the collapse of contact tracing efforts; FDA orders Juul to cease marketing vaping products; managing polypharmacy in heart failure; the ethics of large language models; the threat to privacy posed by inferential analytics; making inroads on childhood food insecurity; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: the mathematics of randomized trials; medical debt affects huge proportion of Americans; k-safety properties help keep machine learning models on track; COVID worsens peer-review crisis; new analysis reveals US health disparities; human activity overwhelms animal senses; one girl’s illness yields new insights into lupus; FDA advisory panels give thumbs-up for COVID vaccines in small children; US still lags in clinical trial diversity; learning to measure what matters to patients; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: new lightning-fast algorithm solves maximum flow; discrimination puts strain on hearts; skeptical views on artificial general intelligence; head-turning cancer trial results from ASCO; using machine learning to reduce cognitive load on healthcare professionals; digital innovations in mental health may not reach everyone; tracking what may be multiple monkeypox outbreaks; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: supercomputer breaks exascale barrier; pulse-oximetry meters yielded underestimates of COVID effects in people of color; machine perfusion keeps liver viable for transplant; ancient victims of Vesuvius have genomes sequenced; gender bias in math prizes; lobbying against data privacy legislation intensifies; how to spot a “hijacked” scientific journal; machine learning algorithms ID potentially dangerous asteroids in old astrophotos; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: avoiding the Turing Trap in AI; monkeypox emerges in US, Europe; roadmap for better western blot data; patent law on collision course with AI; individual variability may still confound mouse models; firearms lead causes of death for children in 2020; EMA puts hold on generics due to dubious bioequivalence studies; retracing the path that let COVID jump from minks to humans; move toward Medicare Advantage plans has implications for availability of data; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: machine learning deduces physical law; marking a somber COVID milestone; rebuilding trust in public institutions; lack of diversity still a problem for clinical research; frameworks for evaluating clinical AI; digital ID can leave most vulnerable behind; study compares vaping vs. nicotine patches for quitting smoking; European digital privacy protections poised to go beyond GDPR; Great Pacific Garbage Patch turns out to be surprisingly rich in marine life; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: automatic bias detection; integrating AI into clinical workflows; the pitfalls of ancestry data; going beyond fairness in AI ethics; figuring out the “why” of some cancers; why preprints are good for patients, too; transparency and reform for medical debt; US public still esteems scientists; urging social media to open its book for researchers; imaging the invisible at cosmic scales; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In this week’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: toolkit for applying NLP to EHR free-text; AI powers wildlife conservation efforts; addressing racism in medical education; what’s next for AlphaFold; questioning the review process for NSF fellowships; new hydrogel is crushing it, literally; mobile health for reducing health inequities; a new framework for managing medical technologies; AI and a new era of colonialism; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: Global review of bias in clinical AI studies; reconsidering hypertension in pregnancy; how humans build and share algorithms; science journals’ responsibilities to mend old harms; European regulators clear AI x-ray reader for use; starlings and Shakespeare; brain imaging reference spans entire lifespan; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: siloed storage risks big data fading into obscurity; renewed focus on viral factors in MS; the racial legacy of the Flexner Report; audits for medical algorithms; patients link up with researchers to help drive studies of long COVID; Sharpless to step down as NCI chief; the rewards of “diving into a new field” later in life; study examines different COVID vaccines in head-to-head comparisons, “sonification” portrays exoplanet data as music; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: estimating the health risks of longer-term space missions; report takes pulse of AI in 2022; no COVID benefit for early ivermectin in Brazilian RCT; dashboard condenses firehose of AI research into manageable views; light pollution’s impact on human health; postpartum Medicaid extension goes into effect in NC; lack of mental health resources to counter effects of racism on campuses; trove of 1950 Census data released; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s AI Health Friday Roundup: drone delivery for blood products; geometry, human cognition & AI; the FTC & “algorithmic disgorgement”; magpies: even smarter than we realized; revisiting data dashboards after 2 years of COVID; rethinking disability and the workplace; credit reporting companies’ new approach to medical debt; NIST publishes report on AI bias standards; brain implant allows “locked-in” person to communicate; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Roundup: Snakebitten? Data science can help; large (harmless) spiders on the march; adversarial attack with lasers foxes self-driving LIDAR; impact of state policy on COVID mortality; Cow Clicker as a window onto online culture; creating guardrails for health AI; growing impatience with data blocking; ARPA-H gets funded but organizational questions remain; disparities impact healthcare workers, too; possible unintended consequences of open access publishing; challenges in getting data and code from study authors; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: why “AI” and “machine learning” can be loaded terms; lead exposure may have docked IQ points; DeepMind’s Ithaca parses, dates ancient Greek writing; pharma marketing explores the rest of the color wheel; effects of school masking policies; preprints need clarity on policies; Shackleton’s Endurance located on ocean floor; Surgeon General issues call for misinformation data and perspectives; NC to use Medicaid to tackle social determinants of health; IoT, medical devices at risk from security vulnerabilities; much more:

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Duke AI Health Friday Roundup: war in Ukraine spills over into cyber realm; data shifts spell trouble for clinical AI; Berkeley loses CRISPR patent battle; differences in neighborhood mobility can affect disease risk; racism (not race) as a risk factor; piping digital notebooks directly into manuscripts; grim news from latest climate report; perfect cryptographic secrecy possible; new analyses point to Wuhan market as point of origin for COVID pandemic; who’s keeping track of your location data?; new lemur makes debut at Duke Lemur Center; much more:

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Roundup: when docs spread misinformation; deep learning holds reins in fusion reactor; parsing NC regulations on syringes; sudden collapse of pain clinics leaves patients stranded; trade secrets, patents and bioscience; remembering Paul Farmer; the “wicked problem” posed by retracted scientific papers; fighting ageism in AI; groundswell gathers for federal privacy protections; much more:

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Roundup: why bigger is better for neural nets; REDUCE-IT eyes cost effectiveness for statin alternative; COVID’s burdens for immunocompromised; reinforcement learning yields AI that can beat humans at driving simulator; policy journal devotes issue to racial equity in healthcare; fighting smartphone addiction to boost scientific productivity; scientists not always equipped for social media furor; Califf returns to FDA leadership post; transgenic zebrafish on the loose in Brazil; much more:

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Roundup: assessing algorithmic impact for healthcare; nerve stimulation to treat paralysis; teaching robots to generalize; extending sleep linked to reduced caloric intake; countering quantum hackers; making space for compassionate care; reconsidering the toll from the Black Death in medieval Europe; more weirdness from the Burgess shale; when caregivers are machines; spotlight on ad targeting and data sharing practices; much more:

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Roundup: Crisis helpline passes data to for-profit spinoff; the ethics of visual representations of AI; COVID’s toll on kids in sub-Saharan Africa; Algorithmic Accountability Act introduced; untangling tau protein; “fingerprinting” for journal PDFs; new nonprofit clinical trials org launches; the long half-life of problematic datasets; cybercriminals benefit from lax attitudes toward data protection; countering buggy scientific programming; much more:

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Roundup: tracking years of work in medical AI and machine learning; considering data ethics for mathematicians; neurological consequences of COVID; new antivirals will be needed for COVID in future; OpenAlex debuts research database; digital medicine and targeted ads; practice-base research networks struggle in COVID’s wake; inclusivity and bias in human-machine interactions; AI forays into breakfast cereal, much more:

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s AI Health Roundup: Black patients more likely to have stigmatizing descriptions in EHR notes; Office of the National Coordinator debuts Trusted Exchange Framework; global toll of COVID likely undercounts deaths; impact of “nocebo effect” on reported adverse events in COVID trials; world’s children still face dire health impacts from lead; trash piles up as Omicron spreads among sanitation workers; links between eviction and Medicaid disenrollment, much more:

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Roundup: digital phenotyping with patient-generated data; Epstein-Barr virus role in mutliple sclerosis; COVID vaccination effort stalls in younger kids; “growing pains” for arXiv preprint server; pig heart transplantation raises ethical issues; unpacking Medicare coverage decision for Alzheimers medication; digital literacy not the only factor in sharing of misinformation; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Roundup: looking ahead to the next pandemic; best data visualizations of 2021; health AI for the Global South; meta-analysis sharpens focus on ‘long COVID’; diet, gut microflora, and immunotherapy; sorting through Web3 hype; despite progress, chatbots still go off the rails; flattery for dictator still enshrined in scientific literature; the state of scientific peer review in 2021; much more.

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AI Health Roundup – Looking Back on 2021

Well, it’s 2022, and we’re already running a bit behind. Nevertheless, here is an entirely subjective selection of Roundup items from 2021 that caught our eye, raised our eyebrows, or made us stop and think awhile. We hope you’ll enjoy them as well.

Thanks for reading, and here’s hoping for a better 2022.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Roundup: Spread of omicron variant may make for a gloomy winter; the ethics of exporting AI models; large study examines cardiovascular side effects from COVID, vaccines; abandoning traditional publishing for preprints; deciding authorship position with videogame duels; transparent jellyfish open window on neurobiology; ditching systematic reviews for something faster; Senate committee meets to consider Califf FDA nomination; more people skimping on medical care due to cost; much more.

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In today’s Roundup: introducing simulation intelligence; replication project for cancer studies has hard time getting data; DeepMind makes splash with compact language transformer; survey bias overestimated vaccine uptake; pandemic takes toll on nation’s blood pressure; synthetic embryos raise thorny questions; study finds no benefit from Medicare Advantage bonus program; what ethnography can tell us about the reproducibility crisis; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Roundup: federated learning on the Internet of Things; recognizing cells via barcodes; favoritism in scientific publishing; calling for better BIPOC representation in health data; building an evidence base to fight health misinformation; ethical complications for large population genetics datasets; survey indicates growing burnout among scientists; closing the global gap in COVID vaccination; much more.

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AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Roundup: healthcare professionals buckling under the strain of a second pandemic year; unintended consequences from health apps; GPT-3 livens up software error messages; worrying rise in COVID cases ahead of holidays; reimagining diagnostic excellence; school nurses exhausted; second patient found to have naturally cleared HIV; just how much we owe peer reviewers; Califf tapped to head FDA for second time; much more.

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Forge AI Health Friday Roundup 

In today’s Roundup: specially engineered bacteria solve mazes; checking up on the Delphi project’s “machine ethics”; white-tailed deer may be a reservoir for COVID; the cardiovascular toll of pollution; Surgeon General releases primer on countering health misinformation; COVID upends scientific career paths; how surveillance erodes community; rethinking risk and our response to it; getting a handle on sensor-generated health data; much more.

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In today’s Roundup: confronting AI applications that discriminate by appearance; strong showing for experimental oral COVID therapy; health burdens of air pollution may be worse than thought; HPV vaccine quashes cervical cancer in England; machine learning meets microscopy; alarming attrition among lab staff; a theory of justice for AI; much more.

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Forge AI Health Friday Roundup 

In today’s Roundup: COVID vaccination for kids draws closer; AI unleashed on hypothesis creation; Facebook faces criticism, moves into “metaverse”; modeling study sheds light on early COVID transmission; bracing for the next variant; scientists wade into the public discourse; evaluating the effects of “open” peer review; the imperative for pharmacoequity; trial finds SSRI antidepressant is effective in helping to avoid COVID hospitalization; much more.

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Forge AI Health Friday Roundup

In today’s Roundup: the pitfalls of oracular AI; climate change and its impact on almost every aspect of human health; big data, small data, and future directions for machine learning; the limits of tech whistleblowing; the effects of redacting identifying information on NIH grants; “universal animals” illuminate links between embodiment and intelligence; dataviz considered as superpowers; returning narrative to scientific publishing; much more.

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Forge AI Health Friday Roundup

In this Roundup: COVID’s impact on “fly-in” medical missions; alarm and debate over FHIR hacking report; real-world AI study finds “negligible” tradeoff between fairness, accuracy; breast cancer poses greater risks for Black women; seeking clarity on ivermectin; convolutional neural networks gaining ground in facial recognition; mixing COVID vaccines and boosters; FDA seeks lower sodium levels; developing trustworthy AI; NISO seeks to make paper retraction more visible; much more.

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