Barriers to Deploying Deep Learning Models During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wed, Apr 28, 2021, 12:00 pm

Speaker: Derek Driggs (Cambridge)
Title: Barriers to Deploying Deep Learning Models During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Day: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time: 12:00 EST

The link to the seminar will be sent on Tuesday 4/20 (and will also be visible on the website just before the talk)

ABSTRACT: A promising application for deep learning models is in assisting clinicians with interpreting X-ray and CT scans, especially when treating respiratory diseases. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, radiologists had to quickly learn how to identify a new disease on chest X-rays and CT scans, and use this information to decide how to allocate scarce resources like ventilators. Researchers around the world developed deep learning models to help clinicians with these decisions, and some models were deployed after only three weeks of testing.

Our group reviewed over 1,000 studies that introduce deep learning models for interpreting chest X-rays or CT scans of COVID-19 patients to determine which models, if any, have the potential to help clinicians during the pandemic. In this talk, I will present our findings and discuss how this pandemic could inform researchers creating deployable deep learning models in healthcare.
This talk is based on the paper [1].

[1] Roberts, M., Driggs, D., Thorpe, M., and the AIX-COVNET Collaboration. "Common pitfalls and recommendations for using machine learning to detect and prognosticate for COVID-19 using chest radiographs and CT scans”. Nat. Mach. Intel. 3, 199–217 (2021).