Senior Project Advisor

Tognazzini, Neal A.

Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Spring 2019

Keywords

AI, Technology, medicine, robots, ethics

Abstract

What do we do when the doctor of the future may not be human? In order to assess the full effect of trying to replace human caregivers with AI machines, we must investigate the types of ethics that these machines would work under—implicit, explicit, and full. The type of AI that movies present us with are fully ethical AI; they have a sense of self. The possible implementation of AI in medicine forces us to confront not just new technology, but also the definition of consciousness and free will, so I advise that for now we just stick to implicit and explicitly ethical agents in medicine.

Department

Philosophy

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Artificial intelligence--Medical applications; Artificial intelligence--Moral and ethical aspects; Medical ethics--Technological innovations

Genre/Form

student projects; term papers

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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