NIH Launches Bridge2AI Program To Expedite Artificial Intelligence In Biomedical And Behavioral Research
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NIH Launches Bridge2AI Program to expand Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical and Behavioral Research. The NIH will develop tools that do not perpetuate discrimination or ethical problems and guide the development of ethically sourced data sets containing information about a person’s life in relation to their physical state.

Ineffective AI technology has not been able to succeed in the medical field due to lack of quality data. With large volumes of ethically sourced data, researchers were simultaneously connected with emerging AI technologies to move forward on research and improve human health.

AI is a field of science and a set of technologies that enables computers to mimic how humans sense, learn, reason, and take action. Although it already has significant benefits in healthcare, the widespread adoption of AI has been limited due to challenges with applying AI to diverse data types with contextual information about collection conditions and parameters. To harness the power of AI for biomedical discovery and accelerate its use, we need well-described and ethically created data sets with standards for generating more biomedical data ready for AI analyses.

A tool that is not ready to be used by AI will have missing data, unusable data, or insufficient parameters. Bridge2AI is using best practices to assess and make data AI-ready through engineering new and diverse types of data such as voice, which can scan for abnormal changes in the body. Data that has been made AI-ready can be used to improve decision making in critical care settings and help uncover a biological process.

Bridge2AI Program has a mission of fostering the creation of diverse research teams who will be responsible for data generation and use. These diverse teams will address issues such as privacy, data trustworthiness, and reducing bias.

NIH has awarded four grants related to biomedical data and machine learning, one of which awards three people with a grant to develop Bridge Center activities. The data generation projects will create new data sets, while the Bridge Center will integrate information and help disseminate products.

Visit the Musings from the Mezzanine blog for more information about the Bridge2AI program. Watch this video about the program to learn more about what it does.

The NIH Common Fund supports programs that should have a positive impact on the entire NIH. One such program is the National Institute of Health Research, which lets health professionals and scientists collaborate to find cures for disease.

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