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Lecture: 'The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Beyond'

Thursday, 08 November, 2018

The Bander Center will host a discussion, “The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Beyond,” by Philip Alderson, M.D., dean emeritus of the School of Medicine at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Sinquefield Stateroom DuBourg Hall. A networking reception will follow Alderson’s talk.

Contemporary machine capabilities have matured to the point at which decisions in healthcare, traditionally were the domain of human intelligence, can now be reliably made by machine. When applied to the healthcare domain, a wealth of vital ethics questions arise. What, for example, happens to the venerable physician-patient relationship when health care decisions are made by an institutionally-developed machine algorithm?

The discussion is open to the public and CME credit will be available. A networking reception will follow.

In 2008, Alderson became Dean of the School of Medicine at Saint Louis University (SLU) and served in that role and as Vice-President for Medical Affairs at SLU until December 31, 2016. Alderson, who is certified by both the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, has over 200 publications, including four books, 40 book chapters, and over 150 journal articles. He has made more than 200 presentations at local, national and international meetings including ten named lectureships and is listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, among others. 

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