Should We Be Afraid of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is inviting itself today in all discussions and in all economic sectors. Scarecrow for some, Reassuring for others, AI does not spare the field of health. Aware of the stakes, particularly ethical, of this technological race, the National Council of the Order of Physicians (CNOM) published in January 2018 its white paper.
AI is definitely the topic of the day. Every day, the media, both specialists and generalists, echo this or that experiment, this or that exploit of the machine, even the most futile. In this avalanche of information will necessarily slip some semantic inaccuracies, some “sensational” news but devoid of any scientific interest. They will fuel the fantasies of the public, either in the sense of an overflowing and sometimes unjustified enthusiasm or on the contrary in the sense of an irrational fear with regard to these machines which are ever more intelligent and therefore potentially threatening …
Without going so far as to imagine “killer robots” which, like in a science fiction film, would suddenly rebel against humanity, it is clear that AI involves certain risks, which are difficult to list: