Federated learning and Indigenous genomic data sovereignty

Nat Mach Intell. 2022 Nov;4(11):909-911. doi: 10.1038/s42256-022-00551-y. Epub 2022 Nov 15.


Indigenous peoples are under-represented in genomic datasets, which can lead to limited accuracy and utility of machine learning models in precision health. While open data sharing undermines rights of Indigenous communities to govern data decisions, federated learning may facilitate secure and community-consented data sharing.