Vol. 119 No. 5/6 (2023)

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This special issue on ‘Big data and AI in health sciences research in sub-Saharan Africa’ introduces a broad range of scientific, ethical, legal and social concerns in the realm of data-intensive research and artificial intelligence (AI) in sub-Saharan Africa. Technology brings enormous benefit, but comes at a price, and with potential harms. Articles in this special issue explore the benefits of data science; the importance of data management, quality and integrity; challenges of engaging communities and stakeholders in data science; ethical and legal issues raised by the gathering and use of mobile phone data; the direction of AI governance in the sub-Saharan African context; and voices from scientists and research ethics committee members.

Full online issue available here.

Published: 2023-05-31



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