"Research in AI and Healthcare: Towards a Substantive Ethical Framework" with S. Matthew Liao


Thursday, November 19, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm



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To use artificial intelligence (AI) in health care, AI researchers and organizations need to follow appropriate ethical guidelines and frameworks when developing AI-powered technologies. In recent years, many ethical frameworks for AI have been proposed but these frameworks have tended to be abstract and not specify "how" research in AI should be conducted. In this talk, I shall propose some substantive ethical considerations that AI researchers and organizations should take into account when conducting research in AI and healthcare.

About the speaker:

S. Matthew Liao is Arthur Zitrin Chair of Bioethics, Director of the Center for Bioethics, Professor of Global Public Health, and Affiliated Professor in the Department of Philosophy at New York University.  He is the author or editor of The Right to Be Loved (Oxford University Press); The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (recently published by Oxford University Press); Moral Brains: The Neuroscience of Morality (Oxford University Press); The Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (Oxford University Press); Current Controversies in Bioethics (Routledge), and over 60 articles in philosophy and bioethics. He has given TED and TEDx talks in New York and CERN, Switzerland, and he has been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, the BBC, Harper’s Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, Scientific American and other media outlets. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Moral Philosophy, a peer-reviewed international journal of moral, political and legal philosophy.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Please register here for the lecture.