AI Companies Say They’re Actually Looking Forward to Government Regulation in the Form of a New Safety Consortium

For the leadership team at Backpack Healthcare, a pediatric and family mental health care provider incorporating AI into its day-to-day operations, safety and security are crucial.

Backpack Healthcare uses AI in several ways, such as creating treatment plans for patients. This saves time for the provider and maintains consistency for the patient, Prashanth Brahmandam, the company’s chief technology officer, explained. But with this innovation comes room for security concerns, he said. Guidelines need to be established so other providers can use the technology to its full potential, safely.

“We need to make sure that it is safe, but there’s no standards and regulations or best practices,” Brahmandam said.