Series 2: Episode 2. Ethics, Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare

The Impact Series with Tim Gander

Ai in healthcare
Host Tim Gander with Dr. Reza Jarral (right) and Craig Hilton (left)

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In this episode of the Impact Series: Tim hits the sensitive nerve of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and the ethical frameworks needed. Touted as a tool to bring a range of access, diagnostic and management benefits for societal health, it also has pitfalls we must be hyper-aware of.

To gain this view, we need to reduce AI down to its foundations; the rules, the patterns, the data and therefore, the ethics that support those footings.

Host Tim Gander talks with Clinical Director at CareHQ Dr Reza Jarral, who through his Master of Technological Futures research project identified the ethical parameters of current use cases of AI in healthcare, and highlighted the areas that require significantly more research and critical discussion in relation to ethical application. National Academic Director for Tech Futures Lab and The Mind Lab, Craig Hilton, joins the discussion to bring an experienced perspective in genomics and biochemistry.

This conversation is important to have. Because there’s inherent repercussions if we leave the decision-making and discussion to the development labs and boardrooms around the world. The use of AI runs the risk of facilitating another era of colonisation, this time in the digital space.

So join in as we invest discussion into what artificial intelligence offers. Tim, Reza and Craig uncover the foundations that current AI use cases are built on and scratch the surface of what needs more rigour, more open conversation and wider contribution. Because AI is not going away.

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Production credits: 
Interview by Tim Gander, content development by Anna Reid, editing, post production, graphic design and project management by Marcelle Domingo from Tech Futures Lab

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