This virtual forum aims to bring together stakeholders across academia, federal agencies, the data science/technology industry, and health care systems and centers who are interested in leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) for research with a primary focus on mitigating health disparities. The purpose of this meeting will be to provide an overview of the AI/ML for health disparities research initiatives and then engage attendees in listening sessions via breakout groups focused on three main topics: research interests, computing infrastructure and resources, and training needs. The meeting will conclude with reports from the breakout groups regarding their discussions and a final summary of the forum discussion and anticipated next steps.
In addition to this stakeholder forum, and as part of the public engagement process, NIH is currently accepting comments through a Request for Information (RFI) NIH external link: Inviting Input to Broaden the Benefits of AI/ML Technologies to Reduce Health Disparities and Inequities and Enhance the Diversity of the AI/ML Workforce. Please submit your comment through the web portal NIH external link by July 9, 2021.