Podcast: ‘Racism is America’s oldest algorithm’: How bias creeps into health care AI


Color Code Podcast

In this episode, we hear from Casey Ross, STAT’s national health tech correspondent, about his reporting on racial bias in AI. Chris Hemphill, the VP for applied AI & growth at Actium Health, tells us about the rise of responsible AI in health care. Ziad Obermeryer, an emergency medicine physician and researcher at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, walks us through how his team found bias in an algorithm widely used in our health care system and an instance where AI was used to correct a health care injustice.

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casey ross

Casey Ross
National Technology Correspondent
STAT Health Tech

Ziad Obermeyer

Ziad Obermeyer
Emergency Medicine Physician & Researcher
UC Berkeley School of Public Health


Chris Hemphill
VP, Applied AI & Growth
Actium Health