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Advanced Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare: Is Consent Really in Jeopardy?

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST


Jordan Joseph Wadden, MA, Bioethicist, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, PhD Candidate, Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia

About this Seminar:

Some have suggested that the introduction of more and more advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to healthcare settings will run the risk of jeopardizing patient informed consent. However, these claims are typically stated as generalized reasons against AI without significant exploration or analysis. I synthesize existing statements and concerns regarding consent and combine them into two main arguments against AI – I call these the Understandability Argument and the Personhood Argument. I argue that, while these challenges may be theoretically reasonable, they do not transfer to real-world applications. Instead, allowing these worries to dictate AI policy and development in healthcare may hinder real, beneficial patient care.

Additional Details:

This event is free and is open to the general public.

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Please email Terry Yuen, jcb.ea@utoronto.ca.


January 26
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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