Skip Content

Machines, morality and the future of medical care

This event took place on 23 Mar 2017 at Queen’s University Belfast. It is part of the British Academy's season on Robotics, AI and Society.

Robotic technology is playing a growing role in modern medicine. Surgical robots have made hospital debuts, while prototypes of robotic caregivers continue to evolve. Yet as the technology advances, concerns about ethics and privacy become more pressing. Will sensitive patient data be handled securely? Can we trust robots to care for vulnerable adults? And how can patients be assured that technology won’t encourage them to take medications they don’t want – or need? Join a panel of experts as they discuss these issues.

Speakers:
Dr Charlotte Blease, Research Fellow, Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies and School of Philosophy, University College Dublin
Professor Noel Sharkey, Emeritus Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, University of Sheffield 
Dr Tom Walker, Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Director, Centre for the Study of Risk and Inequality, QUB

Chair:
Professor Hastings Donnan FBA, Director, The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice and Co-Director, Centre for International Borders Research, QUB

Jointly organised with Queen’s University Belfast
Part of Imagine! The Belfast festival of ideas and politics.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close

Add a comment to this line