Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare formally launches

The Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (AAIH) announced that it has officially launched after holding the inaugural meeting of its board of directors Jan. 9 in San Francisco.

AAIH is a nonprofit organization focused on promoting the development and implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. Its members include developers, device manufacturers, researchers and other professionals working to advance the use of AI.

At that inaugural meeting, the board elected John Baldoni to be chair, Brandon Allgood as vice chair, Angeli Moeller to be treasurer and Naheed Kurji as secretary.

“In recent years, AI companies have begun implementing increasingly sophisticated machine learning techniques to significantly mitigate and, in some cases, eliminate inefficiencies in the current healthcare system,” Kurji, president and CEO of Cyclica, said in a prepared statement. “These innovations have accelerated growth of AI in the healthcare industry, and engendered enthusiasm and hope in consumers and patients alike. AAIH will work to collaboratively help bring these new health care advances to patients worldwide.”