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WHO: Potential harm of using AI


Source: DTE


The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned about the potential harm of using artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare without proper monitoring and regulation.


Some of the concerns raised by WHO are:

  • The use of biased data to train AI can result in misleading information, posing risks to health, equity, and inclusiveness.
  • Generate responses that seem reliable but may be completely incorrect, especially in health-related contexts.
  • AI can be trained on data without prior consent, potentially compromising sensitive user-provided information.
  • AI can be manipulated to spread convincing disinformation that is hard to distinguish from reliable health content.


Usage: WHO’s concerns can be quoted in the Essay/medical ethics/Governance questions related to the risk of AI in medicine field