Senator Rounds continue push for AI in medical research

WASHINGTON, D.C.(DRGNews)- South Dakota US Senator Mike Rounds and the bipartisan Artificial Intelligence working group hosted a panel discussion earlier this month with a group of medical professionals focused on the applications for artificial intelligence in medical research.

Rounds says the panel participants agreed collaboration and regulation are both needed.

Rounds says incredible progress can be made when all groups work together.

Rounds says the databases that AI uses to find information to make its decisions are one of three things we have in order to create a successful AI program.

He says the third thing that’s needed is the most sensitive piece.

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday to guide the development of artificial intelligence. The order will reflect the government’s effort to shape how AI evolves in a way that can maximize its possibilities and while also containing its perils.

In addition to Rounds, the AI working group is comprised of fellow republican Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and democrats Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) from New York and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) from New Mexico.