WHO urges caution regarding artificial intelligence (AI) bias; South Carolina ban would restrict abortion at 6 weeks; appeals court pauses ruling barring free preventative health services.
WHO Excited for AI Use in Health Care, Expresses Concerns
Although the World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed excitement for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in health care, it raised concerns about potential bias and misinformation associated with AI-generated tools, according to The Hill. WHO is worried that AI models, such as large language models, could be trained on biased data, leading to the generation of misleading or inaccurate information. The organization also emphasized the difficulty in differentiating disinformation produced by AI from reliable content, further calling for caution in the adoption of these technologies in the health care sector.
SC House of Representatives Moves Closer to 6-Week Abortion Ban
The South Carolina House of Representatives is closer to imposing a near-total ban on abortion after approximately 6 weeks of pregnancy, according to ABC News. A vote could come Tuesday after the House overcame intraparty objections to a Senate proposal it had earlier rejected, basing a law on the presence of electrical activity in the fetus.
Federal Appeals Court Temporarily Halts Reversal of ACA Preventive Health Services Coverage
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a temporary block on a lower court's decision that overturned the Affordable Care Act's (ACA’s) requirement for health plans to fully cover certain preventive health services, according to The New York Times. If the ruling from the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas—which said that payers did not have to cover any preventative services because the US Preventive Services Task Force is not appointed by Congress—services for about 150 million Americans would have been jeopardized. The case may ultimately reach the Supreme Court.