IU Ethics, Values, & Tech Series: Developing Character for a Digital World
How AI will Disrupt Health Care, and Bioethics
Talk Presented by Eric M. Meslin, PhD, President and CEO, Council of Canadian Academics
Artificial Intelligence promises to diagnose and treat disease better and faster than the most expertly trained human specialists. This disruptive potential has been well documented, but less attention focuses on how AI may disrupt the way society anticipates and addresses the ethical and policy issues arising from these technologies. This talk will discuss how the promise of AI-mediated change in health care requires a commensurate change in the usual architecture of thoughtful ethical debate, careful study of evidence that has typified past revolutions in health care.
Dr. Meslin’s visit is supported by a grant from the Lilly Endowment to IU on “Developing Character for a Digital World,” which is focusing on designing initiatives to equip students and faculty to address ethical challenges presented by digital technologies. Dr. Meslin is former professor and associate dean for bioethics at IU School of Medicine. Learn more and register here.