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President Biden Issues Executive Order on Use of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Settings

Key Takeaways:

  • This executive order (EO) directs federal agencies to review and develop policies to guide the use of artificial intelligence that touches every sector of the economy.
  • The EO directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish an HHS AI Task Force to develop a strategic plan on the responsible deployment of AI and AI-enabled technologies in healthcare settings.…
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NY State Education Department Bans Facial Recognition Technology

In late September, the NY State Education Department issued a two-page order providing that NY public schools may not purchase or utilize facial recognition technology. The Department relied on a report issued by the NY Office of Information Technology Services in August that was critical of the privacy implications of facial recognition technology, but left open the door for the use of other types of biometric technology in schools.… More

If Your Password Is On This List, It’s Time to Change It

It’s been several years since I have written about password hygeine. I have been hoping that a better security solution would be widely adopted and while I hear rumors in that regard, passwords still reign supreme.  So when I saw that the SafetyDetectives website had listed the 30 most common passwords, it seemed like a good time to revisit the topic.  Their study found that “123456” and “password”… More

NYC Employers Face New Restrictions on Use of Artificial Intelligence in Hiring

As technological advances have given employers artificial intelligence (AI) based tools to assist them in the hiring process, New York City has taken note. Recently, New York City adopted a new measure restricting the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in hiring.

The law, which will go into effect on January 1, 2023, bars the use of AI-based hiring tools unless those tools have been subject to a bias audit.… More

Ambient Intelligence: Where AI and IoT Meet

There is an excellent introduction to the concept of ambient intelligence and its uses in healthcare in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine:

“Ambient intelligence in hospitals is an emerging form of technology characterized by a constant awareness of activity in designated physical spaces and of the use of that awareness to assist health care workers such as physicians and nurses in delivering quality care.… More