AI in Healthcare

Posted on Monday, December 7, 2020


The Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue Project on AI for Healthy Humans and Environments at the AI + Society Initiative presents,
in collaboration with the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy and the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics:


AI in Healthcare

What’s Law Got to Do With It?


Anna Goldenberg and Colleen M. Flood


Monday, December 7, 2020
at 12:00 ET


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Leading AI scientist, Anna Goldenberg, and leading health law expert, Colleen M. Flood will discuss the emergence of AI in healthcare and legal concerns that emerge.

In this conversation, they will explore problems of algorithmic bias (which can occur if AI is trained on data that doesn’t include vulnerable populations), privacy (as AI needs big data to improve decision-making processes), and safety, quality, and liability in situations where AI goes wrong in health care. A fireside chat not to miss marrying up law and AI science.


About the Speakers

Dr. Anna Goldenberg is a Senior Scientist in Genetics and Genome Biology program at SickKids Research Institute, in 2018 she was appointed as the first Varma Family Chair in Biomedical Informatics and Artificial Intelligence. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, faculty member and an Associate Research Director, Health at Vector Institute and a fellow and AI Chair at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Child and Brain Development group. Dr Goldenberg trained in machine learning at Carnegie Mellon University, with a postdoctoral focus in computational biology and medicine. The current focus of her lab is on developing machine learning methods that capture heterogeneity and identify disease mechanisms in complex human diseases as well as developing risk prediction and early warning clinical systems. Dr. Goldenberg is a recipient of the Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation. She is strongly committed to creating responsible AI to benefit patients across a variety of conditions.

Dr. Colleen M. Flood is the University Research Chair in Health Law & Policy at the University of Ottawa and a Full Professor in the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section. Dr. Colleen Flood is the inaugural Director of the University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, a Faculty member at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, and the Research Lead on AI and Health at the AI + Society Initiative. From 2000–2015 she was a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, with cross-appointments to the School of Public Policy and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. From 2006–2011 she served as Scientific Director at the Canadian Institute for Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR). Her primary areas of scholarship are comparative health care law and policy, public/private financing of health care systems, health care reform, constitutional law, administrative law, and accountability and governance issues more broadly.



This event will be in English only.
This event will be recorded.

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