Why you should care about the wild west of AI in healthcare

A personal message from Lindsey Jarrett

Dear CPB Friend:

Like most people, when I make decisions I think about values and the consequences of various choices I might make. When I make a decision, I know how I arrived at it.

So, in times like these, I was astonished to learn a few years ago how ill equipped most healthcare leaders are to understand how the technology they are using makes decisions for their institution and its patients.

The healthcare industry moves fast and involves a lot of people making decisions, hoping that they’re not hurting anyone. It’s no one’s fault, but it’s kind of a “wild west” of decision making, with the underserved most likely to suffer.

This is why I was thrilled to join the Center for Practical Bioethics to lead the Ethical AI Initiative. We are working to identify ethical problems and risks associated with use of artificial intelligence in healthcare and to leverage industry know-how, academic expertise and consumer experience to design, pilot and disseminate interventions that mitigate ethical problems and risks.

You can be a change agent in this pioneering work!

What excites me the most about Ethical AI is the community-based participatory model that drives it. Diverse stakeholders who make up our 20-member Advisory Council range from developers and engineers who build AI to the clinicians and patients whose diagnoses and care depend on them.

Your year-end gift will help to reduce inequities and injustice

created by technology before they become endemic.

We would be so grateful for your gift.


Lindsey Jarrett, PhD

Principal Investigator and Program Director

Center for Practical Bioethics

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