Configuring ethical artificial intelligence in healthcare


  • Dr Charalampia (Xaroula) Kerasidou

    Lancaster University

Project summary

Public commitment to ensuring the development of ethical AI in healthcare are meant to ease concerns about the technology’s impact, yet it is far from obvious what ethical AI is.

I will address this question by focusing on situated processes to ask how ethical AI is configured in contemporary healthcare. This will enable me to examine the power of this technology which lies not only on its computational capabilities but also on the compelling visions it creates. I will also explore how ethical AI can be imagined differently.

Focusing on two case studies – UK policy and AI company Deepmind – I will map the UK’s ethical AI landscape and examine the ways it is put to work, while I will invite a variety of stakeholders to a workshop to co-design critical and hopeful alternative visions for ethical AI.