Column "AI&Health"

This section aims to provide an analysis of the legal issues related to artificial intelligence, with a particular focus on healthcare.
The aspects of privacy and ethics related to the use of AI systems will be addressed, also through case covered by global news.

AI: the principle of fairness of data processing and the issue of data bias

19 May 2020
As we know, Artificial Intelligence systems have the ability to analyze huge amounts of data and they require them during the learning and testing phases. In relation to machine learning techniques, it is often said that the more training data that can be put into a model, the better results it will produce.

Privacy&AI in the time of Coronavirus: reflections on geolocation and predictive systems

6 April 2020
The Covid-19 epidemic has brought even more attention on the two hottest topics of 2020: Artificial Intelligence and Privacy. One month after the launch of the European policy on Artificial Intelligence (you can read about it here), Europe is facing a crucial challenge, which will undoubtedly define future policies.

European Union and Artificial Intelligence: towards the development of an ecosystem of excellence

5 March 2020
On February 19, 2020 the European Commission presented the highly anticipated Artificial Intelligence whitepaper. The whitepaper is part of the "coordinated European approach to the human and ethical implications of AI" announced by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at the beginning of her term of office.

Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Health

18 February 2020
It is undebated that nowadays the application of technologies based on Artificial Intelligence for medical use is spreading more and more. We have dealt with the basics of Artificial Intelligence here. Now, it’s time to get to the heart of this column: how is AI used in the healthcare sector? How can “machines” learn and apply the standard of medical ethics? Finally, will we really need doctors in the future? Spoiler alert: the answer is yes.

Key concepts of Artificial Intelligence

5 February 2020
Artificial Intelligence (AI), without any doubts, has been the hot topic of 2019 and it will for sure not leave us in 2020. The European Union has recognized the pivotal importance of Artificial Intelligence and has started developing an European approach to AI through a number of measures, which include the financing of program Horizon 2020 and the creation of the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLEG).

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