Faiz Ahmad Khan was funded through the OBCIA program for his innovative tuberculosis research program that will examine the impact of artificial-intelligence based tools for diagnosing tuberculosis

OBVIA funds innovative AI program

Congratulations Faiz Ahmad Khan! The project submitted by his team has just been awarded funding by l’Observatoire International sur les impacts sociétaux de l’IA et du numérique (OBVIA). OBVIA is supported by the FRQS. It aims to support communities, organizations, and individuals to maximize the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital health technologies. As part of the fist call for research proposals, funded projects will examine the societal impacts of AI and digital health.

Faiz’s project was ranked 1st and is among the first projects funded through this innovative competition. Congratulations Faiz! Using tuberculosis as an example, the study will evaluate the effectiveness and impact of diagnostic tools based on artificial intelligence to see how they influence health equity.

Project title.
AI “solutions” to global health challenges: an inter-disciplinary case study to critically evaluate the development and implementation of an artificial-intelligence based tool for diagnosing tuberculosis, the world’s leading infectious killer.

Team Members: Faiz Ahmad Khan (McGill University), Pierre-Marie David (Université de Montréal) and Sabaa Khan (University of Eastern Finland, School of Law).

Read the entire Press Release here

Faiz Ahmad Khan is an Associate member of the Meakins-Christie Laboratories and a Junior Scientist within the RI-MUHC Respiratory Program.