The Faculty of Health Sciences and the UJ Library invite you to a discussion titled:
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), in particular Artificial Intelligence (AI), has already had a significant impact on clinical health care. Machine learning, in various forms, has been used for medical decision support systems and diagnostics and is frequently held to be quicker, more efficient and more accurate than human health care providers. Although AI is often seen as placing distance between humans and patients, in reality many approaches such as machine learning have involved very distinct human inputs – sometimes seen as a strength and at other times a weakness. More recently, machine learning approaches such as deep learning, seek to minimise the influence of humans in determining outputs with the neural network literally learning in ways that we may not fully understand.
Please join us as we explore the bioethical problems associated with AI in Clinical Health Care and in answering some of the important questions in this area.
Prof Alex Broadbent – Professor Alex Broadbent is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at UJ, founding Director of the African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, and Professor of Philosophy. Before joining UJ in 2011, he held various research, teaching and visiting positions at Cambridge, Vienna, Athens and Harvard.
Dr Harriet Etheredge – Dr. Harriet Etheredge is a medical bioethicist and health communication specialist based at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg.
Prof Dawie De Villiers – Head of the Department (HOD) of Procedural Law, Faculty of Law, UJ.
Prof TG Barnard – Director of the Water and Health Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, UJ.
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