Mapping ethico-legal principles for the use of Artificial Intelligence in gastroenterology

Stewart C, Wong SKY, Sung JJY.

J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021. DOI: 10.1111/jgh.15521.

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This article outlines a number of core ethical and legal principles to consider when examining the use of AI in gastroenterology and laying the foundation for an ethical framework that could be employed in the resolution of difficult choices concerning the use of AI in clinical practice. 

  1. AI systems must function in a robust, secure, and safe way throughout their life cycles, and potential risks should be continually assessed and managed.
  2. Respect for people is the primary value that underpins many of the values. Respect for people is illustrated by a moral attitude of deference and consideration of the interests of others.
  3. In real-life clinical practices, there will not be a single correct decision but a number of ethically viable alternatives.

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