Does Healthcare AI Meet Basic Ethics Principles?


Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes
Chief Quality and Innovation Officer
MEDNAX, Health Solutions Partner

Over the past decade we have noticed an exponential increase in the design, development and application of Augmented or Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives across many industries. Major thought leaders have been vocal about potential negative consequences or have promoted an even faster adoption due to the major beneficial impact it could have on our society. Healthcare AI poses even more nuanced challenges than other domains and several publications have highlighted the complex ethical questions that remain to be answered. The scientific community has been skeptical and some institutions even advocate the creation of certifications and /or credentialing for Healthcare AI.

Within the Healthcare AI spectrum there are numerous aspects that will need to be addressed, such as regulatory guidelines, intellectual property, privacy, patents, monetization to name just a few, however the most intriguing to me are the ethics of Healthcare AI.

So, does healthcare AI in its current deployed form meet even the most basic ethic principles?

Justice. One could state that the simple application of AI in healthcare would meet the impartiality and equality condition. Once we proceed a step further though with asking if access and ownership of AI data would meet this principle, it would already pose a major challenge.

Beneficence and Nonmaleficence. These two can certainly be addressed with appropriate governance and one could state that the most pertinent arguments would mirror those used for in the biotechnology domain. As a society, we continue to invest in R&D to find innovative solutions to many remaining healthcare problems, however those with maleficent intent can always aim to turn scientific progress into a biohazard or even bio-weapons and therefore effective counter-measures need to be continuously enhanced.

Confidentiality, Fidelity, Integrity. AI datasets, products or solutions will be extremely difficult to safeguard, however the same exact methods we currently use to protect all our healthcare data and need to continue to enhance should also apply to healthcare AI.

Autonomy. This one would definitely warrant a ” depends” answer and it usually sparks controversial passionate debates with no conclusive answer.

As this cursory overview of the most basic ethics principles highlights, the answer is not as simple for Healthcare AI and we have a lot of work to do as a society. Despite all the challenges, AI is one of the strongest drivers for innovation in healthcare and we should perhaps all consider ourselves ambassadors or even promoters of Ethical AI in Healthcare.


Tags   •   Healthcare

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Reid Blackman

This is great, Ingrid. Another value to highlight is respect for persons, which informs the need for informed consent. We certainly lack that requirement with regards to what patient data is collected, used, and monetized for.

đánh giá nhà cái

Keep this going please, great job!

w88

I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoyed every bit of it.
I have got you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post…

w88

Good write-up. I absolutely appreciate this site. Thanks!

đánh giá nhà cái

Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your website?
My blog is in the exact same niche as yours and my users would genuinely benefit from a lot of the information you present here.
Please let me know if this okay with you. Thank you!

w88

It's hard to find experienced people about this subject, however, you sound like you know
what you're talking about! Thanks

w88

I'm more than happy to uncover this great site.

I want to to thank you for your time due to this wonderful read!!
I definitely enjoyed every bit of it and I have you saved as a favorite to
see new information in your website.

đánh giá nhà cái

I got this website from my pal who shared with me concerning this
web site and at the moment this time I am browsing this website
and reading very informative articles at this time.

w88

Magnificent website. Lots of helpful info here. I am sending it
to several pals ans also sharing in delicious. And naturally, thanks to your
sweat!

đánh giá nhà cái

Helpful info. Lucky me I found your website by accident, and I'm shocked why
this coincidence did not happened in advance! I bookmarked it.

backlink

Hi! Some᧐ne in my Facebook group shared tһis website with
us so I came to check it out. I'm definiteⅼy loѵing the information. Ι'm bookmarking
and will be tweeting this tto my foⅼlowerѕ!
Superb bloց and terrific design annd style. http://throckmusic.com/jasa-backlink-edu-berkualitas/

w88

Hi there, I read your blog like every week.

Your humoristic style is awesome, keep it up!

Armand Tillema

I just want to tell you that I am new to blogs and really savored your blog site. Likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You amazingly come with good articles and reviews. Thanks for sharing with us your web-site.

g

Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative.

I am gonna watch out for brussels. I'll be grateful
if you continue this in future. Lots of people will be benefited from your writing.
Cheers!

g

You have made some decent points there. I looked on the internet to find out more about
the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this web
site.

g

This info is worth everyone's attention. When can I find out more?

Related Posts

Recent Posts

F - Test
Ai4 - Ai4 2020 is industry’s most impactful AI event.
How Machine Intelligence is Saving Lives - Artificial intelligence is improving healthcare and changing the lives of patients. In 2019, the AI in the global healthcare market…
Dilli Labs LLC - This is a test.
The Changing Roles within Cybersecurity Due to AI - During this panel, industry experts (showed above) discussed the changing roles within the cybersecurity industry due to AI. We’ve included…
How COVID-19 Is Impacting Cybersecurity - During this panel, industry experts (showed above) discussed how COVID-19 is affecting cybersecurity. We’ve included a short transcription of the…
Artificial Intelligence for Secure Payments - David SmithConsultantSmart Card Institute In recent years, the world has seen a transformation of all industries to a digital world.…
Leveraging AI in the Travel Industry at Airports - https://youtu.be/T7OpY6P0cE8 Bespoke is the developer of “Bebot”, the first AI-powered chatbot developed specifically for travel and emergency response. Bebot assists…
“Ask Me Anything” with Reid Blackman, PhD & AI Ethics Consultant - Reid Blackman, PhDAI Ethics Consultant & CEOVirtue Ai4 recently hosted an “Ask Me Anything” session with Reid Blackman, PhD on…
How Hackers are Using AI - During this panel, industry experts (showed above) discussed how hackers are using AI and the changes that they've noticed. We’ve…

Popular Posts

Does Healthcare AI Meet Basic Ethics Principles? - Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes Chief Quality and Innovation Officer MEDNAX, Health Solutions Partner Over the past decade we have noticed an exponential…
Artificial Intelligence & Cybersecurity: Math Not Magic - Wayne Chung CTO FBI Introduction The field of cybersecurity has slowly progressed from an art to a science. It has…
AI/ML in Investment and Risk Management: Recent Applications, Use Cases, and Implementation Challenges - Arvind Rajan Managing Director - Head of Global & Macro PGIM Fixed Income Introduction Investing is a completely different ballgame…
Machine Learning for Pricing and Inventory Optimization @ Macy’s - Jolene Mork Senior Data Scientist Macy's Iain Stitt Data Scientist Macy's Bhagyesh Phanse VP, Data Science Macy's Overview In this…
Top AI Conferences - Interested in learning the latest in AI this year? We’ve compiled a list of the top artificial intelligence conferences in…
“Ask Me Anything” with Zappos’s Head of AI/ML Research & Platforms, Ameen Kazerouni - Ameen Kazerouni Head of AI/ML Research & Platforms Zappos Family of Companies Ai4 recently hosted an "Ask Me Anything" session…
Advancements at Siemens Healthineers in AI for Medical Imaging - Bimba Rao Head of Global Artificial Intelligence Engineering Siemens Healthineers Ultrasound Siemens Healthineers background  Siemens Healthineers builds healthcare products and…
Leveraging AI in Cybersecurity Risk Modeling & Mitigation - Christopher Novak Director, Threat Advisory Research Verizon Wireless Introduction Originally, there was a poor understanding of why cyber breaches were…
An Ensemble Approach to Predict Default Risk in Stress Testing - Yun Zheng VP of Innovation & Global Risk Analytics HSBC Overview This presentation discussed the importance of performing stress tests…
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Banking - Artit "Art" Wangperawong Distinguished Engineer US Bank Introduction Every company’s AI journey is different. We’re all trying to figure out…