What Should We Do About Artificial Intelligence in Health Care?

NYSBA Health Law Journal, Winter 2017, Vol. 22, No. 3

4 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2018

Date Written: January 30, 2018

Abstract

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an important driver of growth and investment in the health care industry. In perhaps the most eye-catching example, industry heavyweights such as IBM are leveraging the promise of AI to market diagnostic systems such as Watson for Oncology that offer personalized treatment advice.

But can machines really perform the services promised by IBM? What legal principles should underpin decisions made by AI systems? This paper examines these questions and posits that assigning legal personhood to AI may provide necessary predictability and stability to an uncertain legal and regulatory landscape.

Keywords: AI Artificial Intelligence, IBM, Watson

JEL Classification: I18, K13, K20, K39, O33

Suggested Citation

Chung, Jason, What Should We Do About Artificial Intelligence in Health Care? (January 30, 2018). NYSBA Health Law Journal, Winter 2017, Vol. 22, No. 3, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3113655

Jason Chung (Contact Author)

University of New Haven ( email )

300 Orange Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
United States

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