Future Standards for Digital Therapeutics covered the importance of common terms for digital therapeutics regarding what gets regulated and reimbursed, how the data produced by digital therapeutics can be leveraged to develop new standards, and how COVID-19 has accelerated the use of innovative health care technologies.
Mental Health and the Virtual Care Evolution discussed how technology can make private treatment easier, encouraging people afraid of stigma to get mental health treatment. It also covered how technology can help providers serve more people quickly, even 24 hours a day; and how technology helps patients more easily find doctors similar to them which improves patient outcomes.
Mitigating Bias Through Inclusive Design discussed best practices for avoiding bias in artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Strategies include making combating bias a corporate priority, making sure the team is diverse, and the data used to train an AI is relevant. For example, using the amount of money people spend on something as a proxy for their need for that item can lead to bias, because not everyone who needs it can afford it.
The Role of Data in Addressing Public Health Emergencies covered the importance of gathering accurate data and sharing it quickly when addressing a public health emergency. In a pandemic like COVID-19 one of the challenges is that systems that do not normally communicate must — for example, systems tracking inventories of personal protective equipment in stores communicating with hospital systems tracking these inventories.
Combating Deepfakes covered how technology can detect artifacts in content that indicate the content is fake, and how using AI to create deepfakes can outsmart deepfake detection efforts. Establishing and tracking media provenance is another way to combat deepfakes. There is a race between fakers and those trying to detect them, with each using the latest technology. However, sometimes there are legitimate reasons to create fake content, for example when producing fictitious movies.
Technology & Standards Fall Forum
Sept. 20-23, 2021 | Digital Event
REGISTER: at CTA.tech/Events. The CTA Fall Technology & Standards Forum, a digital event, will bring together engineers, product managers, CTOs and people from technology alliances to hear presentations, network, share information and develop standards.
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