ChatBots in Medicine & The Ethics Therof


In this lesson you will receive:

  • An introduction to various uses of ChatBots in medicine
  • Bioethical Principles: focus on autonomy, justice, beneficence and non-maleficence
  • Testing ChatBots: Use case of Psoriatic Arthritis

Now that you know more about AI theory, we will dive into more ethics content related to the technology used in ChatBots. [No live polls are presented in the video.] The video on the Psoriatic Arthritis case study is given within the lesson topic 3 below.

Topic: Introduction to ChatBots

Topic: Introduction to bioethics principles

In this presentation, you will be exposed to the four bioethics principles and a checklist that has been created to analyse the Chat Bot examples that are given.

Topic: ChatBot case study

In this presentation, a case study and video is shown of four Chat Bots who were tested with the disease: Psoriatic Arthritis. The ethics checklist is applied to the Chat Bots to analyse how robust these Aps are from an ethics point of view.

Reflection questions:

  • Do you see Chat Bots improving distributive justice in heathcare?
  • What potential harms are there from an ethics point of view when thinking about Chat Bot use by patients?
  • Were you surprised by the results of the Chat Bot case study? Why or why not?
  • Download Woe Bot on your phone. Apply the checklist of ethical questions to the experience you have when using it for the first time. What are some of the best and worst points of using the app?
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