The symposium held on 3 October 2019 was organised with the collaboration of Acıbadem University Bioethics Master Programme & School of Medicine, Department of History of Medicine and Ethics.
Acıbadem University Bioethics Master Programme & School of Medicine, Department of History of Medicine and Ethics (Member to EACME) has dedicated its first symposium on this theme: Bioethics Days 1: AI in Healthcare, as a Game Changer. This interdisciplinary symposium elaborated with invited speeches, original studies, panel sessions discussed the AI systems in healthcare thoroughly, and brought about main ethical problems faced by the physicians and their views about the future of this new technology. The Symposium gathered together experts and academics from interdisciplinary fields in medicine, science and social sciences, drew also attention of so many students and experts who are interested in this new technology, therefore the participants exceeded 150 people. In the symposium, a multidisciplinary research team (Y.I. Ülman, A. Aktaş, F. Kahraman, T. Çakar, H. Tarcan, S. Bayrakçeken, B. Bayram, B. Durak) presented the results of their original research (a qualitative study) on the ethical and social implications of the use of AI system in medicine and healthcare.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is generally defined as the inorganic systems such as computers, programmes, robots and systems alike that can think, sense, evaluate, reasons, resolve and consequently makes decisions like humans on the basis of a system modelling human brain structure. AI systems can be utilized, in science, education, engineering as well as in medicine. The fact that AI can be used for preventive, diagnostic, prognostic and surveillance dimensions of medicine, may also raises ethical concerns.