Ethical and legal challenges of informed consent applying artificial intelligence in medical diagnostic consultations

Ethical and legal challenges of informed consent applying artificial intelligence in medical diagnostic consultations
Kristina Astromskė, Eimantas Peičius, Paulius Astromskis
AI & Society, 27 August 2020
Abstract
This paper inquiries into the complex issue of informed consent applying artificial intelligence in medical diagnostic consultations. The aim is to expose the main ethical and legal concerns of the New Health phenomenon, powered by intelligent machines. To achieve this objective, the first part of the paper analyzes ethical aspects of the alleged right to explanation, privacy, and informed consent, applying artificial intelligence in medical diagnostic consultations. This analysis is followed by a legal analysis of the limits and requirements for the explainability of artificial intelligence. Followed by this analysis, recommendations for action are given in the concluding remarks of the paper.

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