Critical Review of “Ethics & Governance of Artificial Intelligence for Health” by the World Health Organization (WHO)

Rebecca Berger

Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence in Health, Healthcare Ethics, AI Governance, WHO Online Course

Categories: News and Views, Artificial Intelligence, Modeling and Simulation, Medicine

DOI: 10.17160/josha.11.1.956

Languages: English

This analysis provides a critical review of the World Health Organization (WHO) online course 'Ethical and Governance of Artificial Intelligence for Health'. It provides a comprehensive exploration of the transformative potential of AI in health, with an emphasis on ethics and human rights. The course covers various aspects, including AI applications, ethical principles, resource allocation, bias, cybersecurity and environmental impact. It successfully combines theoretical concepts with practical applications, making it accessible to different audiences, including policymakers and healthcare professionals. The critical review highlights the course's strengths in raising awareness of critical issues but notes its limitations in providing concrete guidelines for ethical AI design and practical strategies for real-world implementation. Despite its theoretical foundation, the review suggests room for improvement by improving the course with more actionable recommendations for those actively involved in the development and regulation of AI in healthcare. In summary, this review considers the analysis a valuable critique of the ethical challenges posed by AI in healthcare and emphasizes the need for careful governance in addressing these complexities.

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