2019-03-07 15:30 - 17:00 Erasmusbuilding, floor 15, room 39/41
The use of digital technologies, big data and artificial intelligence present exciting prospects for the future of medicine and healthcare. But their implementation is taking place in the context of an expansion of the health data ecosystem beyond the traditional boundaries of the medical system. New types of data – including self-tracking and social media data, new technologies for capturing and analyzing data – from clouds to AI, and new actors – from the non-profit and private sectors, all increasingly contribute to redefining what counts as health, how it is practiced and who has a say in it. This expansion or “disruption of health” is engendering new ethical and societal challenges that existing ethics and governance frameworks are ill-equipped for dealing with. In this talk I will provide an overview of some of these challenges and ways of addressing them that draw on interdisciplinary approaches.