A team from Macquarie University has set out to build its own version of an artificial intelligence-powered scribe in a race against global tech giants like Google, Microsoft and Amazon. Researchers from the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) at Macquarie are currently hunting for data to build an automated speech-to-text capability that can accurately record medical jargon for integration with health records. While AI scribes have become much more popular and powerful in recent times, they’re still far from perfect (often with hilarious or frustrating results). And although AIHI didn’t delve too deep into it, the security of consultation recordings could be a major concern for doctors and patients alike, especially when processed by large multinationals known for harvesting data to sell to unknown third parties. In a paper recently published in the journal Digital Medicine , the researchers said that apart from the sensitivity of the data, […]