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Yale presentation posted on Balkinzation blog

Following up from the panel presentation at Yale Law School, Oliver’s presentation was featured as part of a blog symposium on Balkinzation. His blog discusses two related issues: is technology widening health disparities, and is technology based on diverse data?

If our data is “bedeviled” because it is not fully comprehensive yet the potential sources—many individuals who may have strong feelings about the healthcare system and value their privacy—of such missing data are reluctant to share, how do we exorcise this devil in the data? Indeed, tools such as artificial intelligence and machine learning threaten to exacerbate health disparities and mistrust in the healthcare system if they are built on a data infrastructure that does not truly look like American society.