ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTHCARE

BIOETHICAL CHALLENGES AND APPROACHES

  • Andrea Vicini Boston College, USA
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Common Good, Healthcare Ethics, Theological Bioethics, Virtues

Abstract

Artificial Intelligence systems are increasingly introduced in healthcare practice. After defining artificial intelligence (AI) and discussing a few examples of its implementation in healthcare, the essay focuses on ethical challenges and on the currently proposed ethical approach outlined in international documents and centred on principles. Without dismissing such an approach, healthcare practice will benefit from integrating a principle-based approach with a stronger focus on fostering virtuous moral agents and on virtuous contexts that aim at promoting the common good.

Author Biography

Andrea Vicini, Boston College, USA

Andrea Vicini, SJ is Michael P. Walsh Professor of Bioethics and Professor of Moral Theology in the Theology Department at Boston College (Boston, USA); he is also affiliate member of the Ecclesiastical Faculty at the School of Theology and Ministry. MD and pediatrician (University of Bologna), he is an alumnus of Boston College (STL and PhD), and holds an STD from the Pontifical Faculty of Theology of Southern Italy (Naples). He is co-chair of the international network Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church. His research and publications include theological bioethics, sustainability, global public health, new biotechnologies, and fundamental theological ethics. Email: andrea.vicini@bc.edu

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Published
2020-11-08
How to Cite
Vicini, A. (2020). ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTHCARE. Asian Horizons, 14(3), 615-627. Retrieved from http://dvkjournals.in/index.php/ah/article/view/3194