Artificial Intelligence and Discrimination in Health Care

Thursday, February 18th, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Add to Calendar: Add to Calendar: 2021-02-18 12:00:00 2021-02-18 13:00:00 Artificial Intelligence and Discrimination in Health Care Event Description Artificial intelligence (AI) holds great promise for improved health-care outcomes.  It has been used to analyze tumor images, to help doctors choose among different treatment options, and to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  But AI also poses new hazards, including discrimination.  This talk will focus on several forms of AI bias and analyze their implications.  It will argue that algorithmic discrimination in medicine can violate civil rights laws when it exacerbates health disparities or perpetuates inequities.  It will also offer several legal and technical interventions that can be implemented to promote algorithmic fairness. CLE reading Materials virtual School of Law School of Law America/New_York public

Sponsored by the Law Medicine Center

event is free to attend virtually

1 hour of CLE credit, pending approval

Event Description

Artificial intelligence (AI) holds great promise for improved health-care outcomes.  It has been used to analyze tumor images, to help doctors choose among different treatment options, and to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  But AI also poses new hazards, including discrimination. 

This talk will focus on several forms of AI bias and analyze their implications.  It will argue that algorithmic discrimination in medicine can violate civil rights laws when it exacerbates health disparities or perpetuates inequities.  It will also offer several legal and technical interventions that can be implemented to promote algorithmic fairness.

CLE reading Materials

Event Location

virtual

Professor Sharona Hoffman

Sharona Hoffman, JD, LLM; Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law; Professor, Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine; Co-Director, The Law-Medicine Center, School of Law