Summary:

«Artificial Intelligence or AI includes the ability of computers, or machines run by a computer, to perform tasks that are commonly performed by humans. This means that AI includes not only the ability to recognize and analyze data, but also to «infer» or «predict» what that data actually means in certain contexts. Not surprisingly, the use of AI in health care has become the subject of many research studies to ensure that these tools and technology are safe to use on animals and human beings. But given that AI calls for computers/machines to practically «act,» «react,» and process data like humans, the potential ethical issues are numerous.»

«While AI relies on machines, math, and technology to work, there is still human intervention which can present issues. Moreover, like any digital health tool, AI models can be flawed, presenting risks to patient safety. These issues can stem from a variety of factors, including problems with the data used to develop the algorithm, the choices that developers make in building and training the model, and how the AI-enabled program is eventually deployed — all functions of human intervention.»

Article written by F.Lisa Murtha, Pralika Jain, Kiyong Song

31|05|2022

Source:

Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/ethical-issues-surrounding-research-ai-health-care-2022-05-31/