Ethical and Legal Challenges of Artificial Intelligence-Driven Health Care

Forthcoming in: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, 1st edition, Adam Bohr, Kaveh Memarzadeh (eds.), ISBN: 9780128184387, Copyright Elsevier, 2020

66 Pages Posted: 26 May 2020

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Sara Gerke

Harvard University - Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics

Timo Minssen

University of Copenhagen - Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) - Faculty of Law

I. Glenn Cohen

Harvard Law School

Date Written: April 6, 2020

Abstract

This chapter will map the ethical and legal challenges posed by artificial intelligence (AI) in health care and suggest directions for resolving them. Section 1 will briefly clarify what AI is and Section 2 will give an idea of the trends and strategies in the United States (U.S.) and Europe, thereby tailoring the discussion to the ethical and legal debate of AI-driven health care.

This will be followed in Section 3 by a discussion of four primary ethical challenges, namely:

(1) informed consent to use,

(2) safety and transparency,

(3) algorithmic fairness and biases, and

(4) data privacy.

Section 4 will then analyze five legal challenges in the U.S. and Europe:

(1) safety and effectiveness,

(2) liability,

(3) data protection and privacy,

(4) cybersecurity, and

(5) intellectual property law.

Finally, Section 5 will summarize the major conclusions and especially emphasize the importance of building an AI-driven health care system that is successful and promotes trust and the motto “Health AIs for All of Us”.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Ethical Challenges, U.S. and EU Law, Safety and Effectiveness, Data Protection and Privacy

Suggested Citation

Gerke, Sara and Minssen, Timo and Cohen, I. Glenn, Ethical and Legal Challenges of Artificial Intelligence-Driven Health Care (April 6, 2020). Forthcoming in: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, 1st edition, Adam Bohr, Kaveh Memarzadeh (eds.), ISBN: 9780128184387, Copyright Elsevier, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3570129 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3570129

Sara Gerke (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics ( email )

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Timo Minssen

University of Copenhagen - Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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I. Glenn Cohen

Harvard Law School ( email )

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