Flirting with Dystopia - How Do We Prevent the Dream from Turning into a Nightmare?
June 13, 2019
13:30 - 14:45
Room 103 b
As digital technologies are increasingly becoming ubiquitous and pervasive, the opportunities for patients and users to engage with their own health are happening anywhere anytime. As we start playing with implantables or interacting with AI-powered chatbots and virtual nurses, what are the risks associated with this health anywhere anytime environment? Can pervasive become invasive? Could AI turn against patients and health professionals? How do we mitigate these risks and make sure our dream for the future of health and care doesn't turn into a nightmare? This session is exploring the frontiers of health innovation and discussing key questions about ethics, privacy, security, and user safety we need to address when engaging with radical health technologies.