[SydPhil] ACHEEV Webinar: Algorithmic Bias in Healthcare AI, 3pm (Sydney/AEST), 23 June
ysjames at gmail.com
Fri May 20 08:07:45 AEST 2022
Apologies for cross-posting.
The Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values (ACHEEV)
invites you to a webinar on:
ALGORITHMIC BIAS IN HEALTHCARE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: SCIENTIFIC ACCURACY
AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
When: 3:00pm-4:30pm Sydney time, Thursday, 23 June 2022
Where: Online, Zoom link will be released to registered attendees closer to
This webinar will address a key social and ethical concern for Artificial
Intelligence (AI) applications in healthcare: algorithmic bias, which
occurs when automated decision-making results in a pattern of unfair or
inequitable outcomes. In this webinar, we will present preliminary findings
from our project The Algorithm Will See You Now (NMRC Ideas Grant 1181960).
We held qualitative interviews with diverse professional experts involved
in the development, application and regulation of healthcare AI. Our
findings show that views about the nature of algorithmic bias were broadly
split into two groups. In the first group, participants acknowledged that
algorithmic bias exists, but did not ascribe any responsibility for this,
and did not see any need to address the problem. The second group
acknowledged algorithmic bias and linked it to a critical argument that
recognised systemic injustice and proposed that it requires response. In
this group views regarding possible mechanisms to address bias were varied,
ranging from scientific and technical to social approaches. This included
varied views on the role of social variables: how the social categories
that underpin biased decision-making are conceptualised and
The presentation will be followed by responses from three expert panellists
specialising in algorithmic bias through the lens of disability studies,
data science and human rights.
Event is free but please register through Eventbrite: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/IbboCXLW2mUnDPXDzS6C9Mz?domain=bit.ly
For any queries, please email Dr Yves Saint James Aquino yaquino at uow.edu.au
Speaker: Dr Yves Saint James Aquino, Research Fellow, Australian Centre for
Health Engagement, Evidence and Values, University of Wollongong
• Prof Jackie Leach Scully, Professor of Bioethics and Director of the
Disability Innovation Institute, University of New South Wales
• Prof Rachel Thomas, Professor of Practice (Data Scientist in Residence),
Centre for Data Science, Queensland University of Technology
• Prof Edward Santow, Industry Professor (Responsible Technology),
University of Technology Sydney; Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner
Chair: Prof Stacy Carter, Director of the Australian Centre for Health
Engagement, Evidence and Values, University of Wollongong
For bios, please check the Eventbrite page: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/IbboCXLW2mUnDPXDzS6C9Mz?domain=bit.ly.
*Dr. Yves Saint James C. Aquino, MD, PhD*
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values
University of Wollongong, New South Wales, *Australia*
UOW Scholars Page <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/nbVhC1WLPxcpBAMB9IXM_DD?domain=scholars.uow.edu.au>
Recent publication: Aquino, Y.S.J., Rogers, W.A., Scully, J.L. et al.
Ethical Guidance for Hard Decisions: A Critical Review of Early
International COVID-19 ICU Triage Guidelines. Health Care Anal (2021).
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