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Interrogating the AI Hype: A Situated Politics of Machine Learning in Indian Healthcare

Though they may seem as such, AI technologies are not merely technical systems. Rather, they are constitutive, and indicative, of the sociopolitical contexts that they are situated in. This is part of a six-article series on questions surrounding data, privacy, artificial intelligence, among others. You can read the introduction here .

COVID-19: Robust Collection of Health Data Will Ensure Better Health Policies

In the current COVID-19 crisis, data has become crucial to follow the spread of the virus and the flattening of the curve. How has India fared with regards to the documentation and upkeep of health data in India?

mHealth Solutions for Family Planning Services

There is limited experience in India of using mobile phones for sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning, in rural areas where service coverage is still insufficient and accurate information is lacking. Information and integral support can be provided by leveraging mobile health (mHealth) services, but issues of privacy and gender sensitivity are crucial for its success.

Data for Research into Health Inequality in India

India has a long history of collecting data on population and health, but it is neither integrated nor systematic, especially in small geographical areas. The National Population Register should be completed, completeness of the coverage of the Civil Registration System should be ensured, and their linkage should be established with census and other household surveys in India to document health disparities by class, caste, and region.

D(o) N(ot) A(nalyse) My DNA

With its latest endeavour to collect mass DNA data, the government spreads its net far too wide and falls short of constitutional rights to liberty and privacy.
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