Reimagine Medicine

Reimagine Medicine

Episode 13 – Asking Algorithms (and Ourselves) the Right Questions

November 02, 2020

Algorithms are moving out of the lab and into society, where they are asked to answer tough questions: Which inmates to release? Which job applicants to hire? Which patients to treat? These types of questions cause algorithms to stumble — not so much because they are hard to answer, but because they are hard to ask.

Episode guest: Ziad Obermeyer, MD

Hosted by: Jonathan Lifshitz, PhD and Katie Brite, MD