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The NAII launched the AI Summit Series in 2022 to bring together AI professionals and other stakeholders to address how artificial intelligence is being used to improve health outcomes for Veterans and the public.
In September 2023, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Artificial Intelligence Institute (NAII) will host the International Summit for AI in Health Care to explore how AI and machine learning (ML) are reshaping the future of Veterans’ health care. This second AI Summit will engage summit participants in using trustworthy AI and ML – that is ethical, secure and bias-free – to bring innovations and solutions to health issues prevalent among Veterans.
Please check back this spring for more information about the 2023 summit, including the Call for Abstracts.
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Dr. Gil Alterovitz, NAII Director, welcomes experts and leaders in health care, AI and government to the inaugural VA NAII BRAIN Summit.
The National Artificial Intelligence Institute convened the inaugural AI Summit, the Brain Health and Rehabilitation through Artificial Intelligence Network (BRAIN) Summit to address the use of artificial intelligence (AI), in fall 2022, to improve brain health and rehabilitation. The conference highlighted how AI is impacting three areas of critical importance to Veterans’ health: brain cancer, traumatic brain injury (TBI) & rehabilitation and mental health.
The Summit brought together more than 500 registrants, 70 leading health care and AI experts, and industry exhibitors. Participants were researchers, clinicians, and leaders across government, industry and academia.
Key topics included the potential for AI to help with suicide prevention; applying AI and machine learning to address TBI and brain cancer; data privacy; AI in VA innovations and infrastructure; blockchain in health care; emerging applications and AI regulations.
Dr. Jacqueline Ward, Assistant Director of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, announced the AI Bill of Rights, which was released on October 4, 2022, and supports VA’s efforts to protect Veteran privacy and ensure the use of trustworthy AI. The AI Bill of Rights provides guiding principles for protecting the American public from the risks of AI while encouraging innovation.
The Summit also featured remarks from Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks, Veterans Health Administration, VA NAII Director Gil Alterovitz, Ph.D., and prominent researchers and clinicians from government and industry. View the full agenda and featured speakers here.
Trustworthy AI is ethical, transparent, free from bias, explainable and protects privacy at every level. Implementing trustworthy AI will build public trust in AI.
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