Algorithms used in Covid-19 vaccine distribution are bringing up some concerns

December 20, 2020
5 min
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Algorithms used in Covid-19 vaccine distribution are bringing up some concerns

Algorithms used in Covid-19 vaccine distribution are bringing up some concerns

December 20, 2020
5 min
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Stanford's controversial decision to use an algorithm to determine what workers get a COVID-19 vaccine first was met with protests and is now bringing more attention to the use of computers to decide who will get a vaccine. In fact, even the federal government's Operation Warp Speed is using an algorithm to plan for COVID vaccine distribution. For more, KCBS Radio news anchor Jennifer Hodges spoke with Os Keyes, a PhD candidate and AI researcher at the University of Washington's Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering.