Artificial Intelligence (AI) bursts into the field of global health

There is no doubt that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be very helpful in the field of biomedicine. On 1 April 2019, “The Artificial Intelligence in Global Health”  report was published focusing on AI global health strong potentials. Funded by the USAID’s Center for Innovation...

Ethical dilemmas that “intelligent machine” could present. Self-driving cars coming to the market

A serious ethical dilemma is how to regulate the actions of the new “intelligent machines”. A specific case of this is “driverless” or “self-driving” cars. Their use could entail moral dilemmas, especially with respect to possible deaths in potential accidents. Researchers at...

Light and shadows of the irruption of AI in the medical care of patients

At the moment, most health-related applications of AI are at the research or early trial stage and it is not yet clear how successful they will be in wider healthcare systems. Several areas of clinical care where AI is thought to have strong potentials, such as the analysis of...

Ethical questions of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. Will increasing use of AI lead to a loss of human contact in care?

AI in healthcare is developing rapidly in western countries. A recent study shows its lights and shadows. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics examines the current and potential applications of AI in healthcare, and the ethical issues arising from its use, in a new briefin...

Are killer robots stars of a new global arms race?

Countries spending billions on ‘third revolution in warfare’ and UN debates regulation of AI-powered weapons. The US is currently working on the prototype for a tail-less, unmanned X-47B aircraft, which will be able to land and take off in extreme weather conditions and refuel in...