An AIDE Project research paper entitled “The ethics of advancing artificial intelligence in healthcare: analyzing ethical considerations for Japan’s Innovative AI Hospital System” has been published in the international journal Frontiers in Public Health. The research study was designed and reported by Dr. Amelia Katirai, Specially Appointed Assistant Professor at the Research Center on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues, Osaka University.
The AIDE Project is closely linked to the Japan’s Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP) for an “Innovative AI Hospital System.” (Please see our “About the AIDE Project” page About the AIDE Project | AIDE Project for further information.) The SIP aims to advance the implementation of AI in healthcare in Japan. Osaka University Hospital is a designated AI Hospital and has been a key site for collaboration for the AIDE Project, particularly through the invaluable cooperation of the AIDE researchers who are affiliated with the Hospital.
In 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its Guidance on the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence for Health, which sets out overarching ethical principles for the application of AI in healthcare. In this paper, Dr. Katirai compared the Research Plan for the Innovative AI Hospital System with the WHO’s Guidance to assess the extent to which it showed consideration of potential ethical issues. The results of the analysis showed that there is a need for increased consideration of ethical issues in the development and deployment of AI for healthcare.
You can read the article for free at the following link: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2023.1142062/full