Data solidarity for machine learning for embryo selection: a call for the creation of an open access repository of embryo data.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The last decade has seen an explosion of machine learning applications in healthcare, with mixed and sometimes harmful results despite much promise and associated hype. A significant reason for the reversal in the reported benefit of these applications is the premature implementation of machine learning algorithms in clinical practice. This paper argues the critical need for 'data solidarity' for machine learning for embryo selection. A recent Lancet and Financial Times commission defined data solidarity as 'an approach to the collection, use, and sharing of health data and data for health that safeguards individual human rights while building a culture of data justice and equity, and ensuring that the value of data is harnessed for public good' (Kickbusch et al., 2021).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Afnan, M; Afnan, MAM; Liu, Y; Savulescu, J; Mishra, A; Conitzer, V; Rudin, C

Published Date

  • July 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 10 - 13

PubMed ID

  • 35523713

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1472-6491

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1472-6483

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.rbmo.2022.03.015


  • eng