Artificial Intelligence Ethical Issues

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Recently technology has become a significant part of society, specifically for the medical field. People in the past have expressed concerns about the security and safety of implementing artificial intelligence (AI) into the medical field. Artificial intelligence is a computer system with human capabilities, such as decision making. Research has shown that AI could increase the efficiency and quality of patient care in the medical field. AI could greatly improve efficiency by using software that can analyze all of the symptoms the patient has and the patient’s family history in a shorter period of time than a human doctor could. For the time period from 2000 to 2010 the conversation about artificial intelligence was focused on the ethical…show more content…
Concerns about AI also encompass whether it does create the most accurate diagnoses for patient care. Since AI uses large data banks to make decisions for what treatments may be best for a patient or for a diagnosis of an illness, people may be led to believe that this option is less personalized. Some people have made this belief since AI takes information from the general public to make a decision about an individual. However, research has shown that the accuracy of diagnoses when using data banks to make medical decisions is far more accurate than a diagnosis from a typical doctor. Also, doctors normally do not have the same opinions so that creates inconsistency for diagnoses, whereas AI would be consistent (Sissons, Ben. “Using Artificial Intelligence to Bring Evidence-Based Medicine a Step Closer to Making a Difference”). The average doctor gives correct diagnoses less than half the time. The accuracy for different diagnoses depend on the field of study. For example, the accuracy of AI for correctly diagnosing dermatological diseases was 97.55%. The accuracy for diagnosing a group of people with a certain type of diabetes came to be 79.37%, which is still higher than the average for a typical doctor (Lekkas, Stavros. “Evolving Fuzzy Medical Diagnosis of Pima Indians Diabetes and of Dermatological Diseases”). This research shows that AI is capable of making accurate diagnoses. Ethical concerns were
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