Healing with algorithms?
AI in medicine – chances, risks, challenges
The entire healthcare system is undergoing a process not only of digitization, but also of algorithmic penetration. From prevention to diagnostics and therapy to care, high hopes are being placed in the new technologies: The healthcare sector is supposed to become better, more efficient, more individualized and more cost-effective. How realistic are these promises? What risks are associated with this development? And above all, what do those affected, the citizens, actually think about it? In order to do justice to the breathtaking technological developments in the healthcare sector, we have invited experts from various fields. By blending different perspectives, a fundamental reflection on healing with algorithms becomes possible.
Fruzsina Molnár-Gábor will give an impulse on the legal issues of AI use in (bio-)medicine. Afterwards, Cordula Kropp will talk with her and the physician Götz Martin Richter.
Prof. Dr. jur. Fruzsina Molnár-Gábor, winner of the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz-Prize (2020) is professor at the University of Heidelberg, member of the Young Academy of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina as well as of the European Ethics Council. Her research interests include medical and data protection law.
Prof. Dr. med. Götz Martin Richter is Medical Director of the Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Klinikum Stuttgart. He is using artificial intelligence in a study to detect breast and prostate cancer.
Prof. Dr. Cordula Kropp is a sociologist specializing in risk and technology research. at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Stuttgart. Under her direction, the TechnikRadar 2021 investigated the attitudes of Germans toward the digitalization of the healthcare system.
An event organized by the International Center for Culture and Technology Research (IZKT) and the Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Research (ZIRIUS) at the University of Stuttgart as part of the Stuttgart Science Festival 2022.
At the same time in the series “Questions for Colleague AI” in the context of the “Wissenschaftsjahr 2022 – Nachgefragt!”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). A project of the University of Stuttgart: Interchange Forum for Reflecting on Intelligent Systems (IRIS), International Center for Cultural and Technological Research (IZKT) and the Stuttgart Media University in cooperation with the Stuttgart Public Library.
The event will be held in German at Stuttgart Public Library, Mailänder Platz 1, 70173 Stuttgart.