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#2 | Artificial intelligence in Medicine: Reflecting on Responsibility in Healthcare Delivery​

From: 2023-06-21 To:2023-06-21

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  • Thematic Line

    Modern & Contemporary Philosophy
  • Research Group

    Mind, Language & Action
  • 21 June 2023 | 14h30 - 16h00 (Lisbon Time Zone) | Online


    rTAIM (Rebuilding Trust in AI Medicine) 
    Monthly Seminars


    Seminar #2

    Artificial intelligence in Medicine: Reflecting on Responsibility in Healthcare Delivery​

    Karim Zaouaq 

    ONLINE | Link Zoom


    Seminar #2: With the development of artificial intelligence techniques, in particular robotics and algorithms, the challenge is to know who is responsible for what when any infringement of the most fundamental patient rights occurs. Mistakes, inaccuracies, and data breaches are some examples of the issues that can arise with the use of AI in the field of healthcare, which can have devastating consequences on patients’ health. In this context, the main principles of ethics, namely those of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice, can be used to promote responsible artificial intelligence in the medical field. But this is not enough to make medical practitioners accountable for their acts. Furthermore, the rapid evolution of the applications of artificial intelligence in medicine exceeds the capacity of legislators, which raises questions about the way in which the law must adapt to meet the new challenges posed by these technologies, the form of responsibility that should prevail, as well as to the role that ethics committees can play in this context. In order to address these questions, this presentation will reflect on the rights of patients, the duties of medical professionals, and the obligations of AI services suppliers. It will also attempt to highlight the need for algorithmic transparency, privacy, and protection of patient rights and autonomy, alongside balancing between performing AI service and the ability of professionals to take accurate decisions.

    Short bio: Karim Zaouaq is an Assistant professor of Public Law at the Faculty of Law, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University of Fez. He has attended several national and international scientific conferences and has published many review articles, research papers, and books. His main fields of interest include bioethics and human rights.


    rTAIM Seminars: https://ifilosofia.up.pt/activities/rtaim-seminars



    Steven S. Gouveia (MLAG/IF)
    Mind, Language and Action Group (MLAG)
    Instituto de Filosofia da Universidade do Porto – FIL/00502
    Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

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