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#3 | From Theory to Practice: The Ethics of Deploying AI in Healthcare Settings

From: 2023-07-19 To:2023-07-19

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  • Thematic Line

    Modern & Contemporary Philosophy
  • Research Group

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


    rTAIM (Rebuilding Trust in AI Medicine) 
    Monthly Seminars


    Seminar #3

    From Theory to Practice: The Ethics of Deploying AI in Healthcare Settings

    Amitabha Palmer 


    ONLINE | Link Zoom


    #Seminar 3: Current national and international guidance for the ethical design and development of AI and robotics emphasizes ethical theory. Various governing and advisory bodies have generated sets of broad ethical principles which institutional decision makers are encouraged to apply to particular practical decisions. While much of this literature examines the ethics of designing and developing AI and robotics, medical institutions typically must make purchase and deployment decisions about technologies that have already been designed and developed. The primary problem facing medical institutions is not one of ethical design but of ethical deployment. The purpose of this paper is to develop a practical model by which medical institutions may make ethical deployment decisions about ready-made advanced technologies. Our slogan is “more process, less principles.” Ethically sound decision making requires that the process by which medical institutions make such decisions include participatory, deliberative, and conservative elements. We argue that our model preserves the strengths of existing frameworks, avoids their shortcomings, and delivers its own moral, practical, and epistemic advantages.

    Short bio: Amitabha (Ami) Palmer received his PhD in Philosophy from Bowling Green State University and is a clinical ethicist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. His primary areas of research focus on the ethics of AI and robotics in clinical settings and the effects of medical misinformation.


    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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