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Talk: Alena Buyx (TUM)

12.06.2019 16:00  – 18:00 


Dr. Robot will see you now? Ethical aspects of medicine 5.0


Data-rich approaches to medicine in combination with machine learning and self learning algorithms are entering the clinic. Recent fields where these technologies have been successfully introduced include radiology, dermatology or oncology, offering precise diagnosis or clinical decision-making support, as well as new options for research in, e.g. drug discovery. While this has significant potential to benefit patients and health professionals, responsible clinical translation requires taking a number of ethical aspects into account. The talk will provide an ethical analysis of emerging data-driven technologies in medicine and discuss a number of conclusions.