The vaccine rollout at Stanford Medicine was botched with an unfair algorithm. But the technology itself, if implemented fairly and thoughtfully, could be a boon to an organizational mess.
Done right, artificial intelligence can be a valuable tool to help make the rollout of vaccines for COVID-19 more efficient, transparent, and fair. AI is particularly effective at balancing a wide range of competing goals and coming up with recommendations that are globally optimal. Using AI, you can optimally balance health factors, transmissibility risk, and economic impact considerations in order to prioritize who gets vaccinated and when.