Date:  Monday, July 27, 2020 –  12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time ( 6:30 p.m CET+1)

Speaker: Ram D. Sriram. Chief of the Software and Systems Division, Information Technology Laboratory | National Institute of Standards and Technology

Issue: The health care enterprise involves many different stakeholders —  consumers, health care professionals and providers, researchers, and insurers. AI will play an important role in many tasks that these stakeholders undertake. These include: image diagnostics, medical decision making, prior authorization, drug design, nutrition advisor, patient scheduling, etc.. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the United States Government. NIST’s mission is to generally strengthen the U.S. economy and improve the quality of life by working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements and standards. The U.S. President’s Executive Order on AI (see https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/accelerating-americas-leadership-in-artificial-intelligence/) calls for NIST to lead the development of appropriate technical standards for reliable, robust, trustworthy, secure, portable, and interoperable AI systems. I will discuss relevant AI thrusts at NIST on health care informatics, focusing on the use of machine learning, knowledge representation and natural language processing. I will also discuss the need for explanations in AI systems (XAI) and current state of the art in medical XAI.