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AIM AHEAD – Inclusive Innovation Symposium

Starting the dialogue on artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) with Pacific Islander communities
Wednesday, August 10
8-11a ChST / 11a-2p SST / 12-3p HST / 5-8p CST


What: The AIM-AHEAD Consortium will conduct a virtual symposium to showcase artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) uses in health and host a listening session to better understand the needs of Hawai’i, Guam, American Samoa, and Pacific Islander communities.

This symposium will address:
• What is AI/ML?
• How can AI/ML be applied in health settings to improve health equity?
• How can bias be introduced to AI/ML?
• What are some real world examples of how some AI/ML tools have inadvertently
deepened health disparities?
• How can the community be involved in co-creating equitable AI/ML tools?
• What is AIM-AHEAD?
• What are some opportunities for collaboration?

WHO: This symposium is for Hawai’i, Guam, American Samoa, Pacific Islander communities,
and those interested in how AI/ML impacts health equity.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 10th
8-11A ChST / 11A-2P SST / 12P-3P HST / 5P-8 CST

WHY: The AIM-AHEAD Coordinating Center was established to enhance diversity in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), with emphasis on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity. We hope to achieve this by engaging in a fair, equitable, and transparent process of building a consortium of AI/ML to promote health equity and an inclusive and diverse workforce. Many communities have untapped potential to contribute new expertise, data, recruitment strategies, and cutting-edge science to the AI/ML field. AIM-AHEAD Coordinating Center seeks to increase participation and engagement through mutually beneficial partnerships, stakeholder engagement, and outreach to advance health equity.


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