2021 John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence Lecture will focus on “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues"

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2021 John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence Lecture will focus on “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues"

March 12, 2021, by Pete Rosenberry

Glenn CohenCARBONDALE, Ill. – One of the nation’s leading experts on medical ethics and health law will discuss the evolving issues with integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning into health care in a virtual lecture on March 22 hosted by the SIU School of Law.

Glenn Cohen, deputy dean and the James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law at Harvard School of Law, will present “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues” for the 2021 John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence Lecture.

The Zoom webinar is at 5 p.m. The lecture is free and the public is welcome. The webinar ID is 924 0204 1180 and passcode is 049982.

Already introduced in clinical care

Cohen explained the world is paying increasing attention to the integration of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly machine learning (ML) into health care. Machine learning is a branch of AI focused on “building applications that learn from data and improve their accuracy over time without being programmed to do so.”

“To give an example from medicine – training an algorithm to predict the malignancy of a sample of breast tissue, i.e. trying to better detect breast cancer,” he said.

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