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Can AI Be Used to Reduce Black Maternal Mortality?

Louvere Walker-Hannon



Maternal mortality continues to be a global issue however, studies over the past 5 years identify a growing alarming trend in the United States with respect to maternal mortality. According to several studies from the Centers for Disease Control, “Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than White women”. Many of these same studies have also acknowledged that most pregnancy-related deaths are preventable and that this alarming trend continues to grow. This session will entail providing an overview of both past and current recommendations that are being used to address this issue which did not entail the usage of technology. Recent studies will also be identified that have indicated that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be used to reduce Black maternal mortality. An exploration of how AI can be used to reduce Black maternal mortality and to advocate for further study of this topic will also be highlighted as a part of this session. During this session through conversation, dedicated reflection time, and creation of action plans we as a community will have an opportunity to explore what are ways that AI in conjunction with other resources can be used to address this ongoing and worsening issue.

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