ReWork AI in Healthcare and Pharma Virtual Summit 2021

Omina Technologies at Rework AI in Healthcare and Pharma Virtual Summit 2021

AI in Healthcare Bas Jansen
Bas Jansen ReWork AI in Healthcare and Pharma Summit 2021

Friday 26th, 2021, 12.00 EDT.

Online webinar.

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Why Interpretable and Explainable Do Not Equal Understandable: Discovery of an IBD Escalation Biomarker Using an Interpretable AI model

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is an auto-immune disease affecting ~1.3% of the US population, which requires lifelong treatment and can have a big impact on a patient’s quality of life. Therefore, we performed an in-depth exploration of previously published and dormant IBD-BIOM datasets.

A non-invasive biomarker was identified that significantly outperformed the clinical standard (CRP), using an inherently interpretable AI model, with a hazard ratio of 25.91 vs. 9.0. However, while patenting our invention it became apparent that an interpretable and/or an explainable model, is not perse understandable.

3 Key Takeaways:

*The majority of clinical and pharmaceutical datasets have not been fully explored, leading to a significant financial and scientific loss.

*The use of an inherently interpretable model (interpretable AI) does not guarantee that the customer (or other stakeholders) will be able to understand the model or its consequences.

*Significant research is still required to improve this ‘understandability’ aspect of AI.