Practical Ethics and the Need for Interpretability in Biomedical AI

Date: 28th January 2022
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Hybrid Meeting (G.03)
Talks

Title: Practical Ethics and the Need for Interpretability in Biomedical AI
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Abstract: 

I plan to submit a short essay on the need for​ interpretability in biomedical AI to the Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics essay competition. Practical Ethics is the dialog and debate between three major facets of ethics: egoism, which is the belief that one acts in self-interest, consequentialism, in which one acts to maximize benefit for society in the future, and deontology, in which right or wrong is determined by rules beyond self-interest or societal benefit. Specifically, I use these three facets to discuss ethical dilemmas in using black-box vs. interpretable models for healthcare and medicine. I imagine this will be a 10-15 minute presentation, and I would greatly appreciate any feedback from the group regarding counterarguments, rebuttals, or important ideas which I failed to cover.