Saving the life of medical ethics in the age of AI and big data

Nieuws - 26 maart 2018 - Webredactie

Jeroen van den Hoven spoke per video at the 2018 WHO Global Summit on Bioethics, Sustainable Development and Societies (Dakar, Senegal, 22-24 March 2018).   

In his talk (see video below) Van den Hoven discussed the values of trust and privacy and emphasized the importance of responsible innovation and value-sensitive design for health care data technologies. He argued that:

“…medical ethics needs to shift gears in the age of Big Data and AI if it wants to save the lives and dignity human beings and stay relevant. It needs to engage the digital world in its complexity and entanglement with industry. Without compromising on ethics, human well-being, human dignity and public interest under the pressure of profit maximization. It needs to seek responsible innovations and needs to design for moral values. Medical ethics is for a good part digital construction work in the remainder of the 21st century.”

Audience listening to the video presentation by Van den Hoven