10/12/2023 Grand Rounds

AI Primer


Adrian Jacques H. Ambrose, MD, MPH, FAPA
Assistant Professor,Department of Psychiatry, Senior Medical Director, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center

As an iterative tool and paradigm, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving to be a transformative force in the field of psychiatry. By offering a massive range of application, AI signals significant opportunities to improve the diagnosis treatment, research, and care delivery available to individuals facing mental health challenges. In recent years, AI has yielded promising, developments across varied medical applications such as early detection, psychiatric treatments, emotion recognition and monitoring, personalized plans, virtual support, data-driven insights. As a primer in AI and psychiatry, this presentation will outline the history of this technology and discuss innovative developments in the mental health field. In addition, this representation aims to underscore potential ethical concerns relating to Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and empower clinicians and learners to be change agents for a more equitable future of AI and mental health.

Learning Objectives:
    1. Define at least one mode of AI.
    2.Identify at least one application of AI in the mental health field.
    3. Describe at least one meaningful concern in ethics and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) relating to an AI in medicine