Huawei dips into Filipinos' health data - any concerns?

Posted on May 12, 2020

“One of the Huawei CLOUD’s feature is the AI-Assisted Diagnosis that was installed within hospital premises to help the country’s fight in the pandemic. One of which was Baguio City’s Mayor, Benjie Magalong positive approval regarding the CT scan yielding a 98 percent accuracy rate in only two minutes. ”…

In any medical technology, specially one that involves AI, clinical testing is necessary to validate. I am wondering how this has been validated by Filipino experts. Has anybody asked about the dataset used for training this AI? Does it include FIlipino CT scans? I have been teaching my students about the dangers of biases in AI – what are the biases encoded in Huawei’s.

Clinical testing notwithstanding, another issue is giving access of the FIlipinos’ health data to Huawei. Note that it is being uploaded to the Huawei cloud. I wonder how the data protection officer evaluated this new technology.