Embedded Ethics Lab

Artificial intelligence is likely to have a profound impact on our whole society. It raises deep ethical and legal questions. At CAIM, research, education and interactions with partners from clinics and industry are thus accompanied by ethical reflection. Related activities crystallize at the Embedded Ethics Lab, an integral part of CAIM.

The multidisciplinary Embedded Ethics Lab aims

  • to provide low-threshold ethical support to our researchers,
  • to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion on the broader significance of AI,
  • to complement the natural science perspective on AI with viewpoints from the humanities,
  • to foster, and to contribute to, the public debate on AI.

Survey on artificial intelligence in medicine

The Ethics Lab of the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (CAIM) collected voices from the public to learn about their perception of opportunities or risks associated to the use of artificial intelligence in medicine. The results will flow back into the center’s research activities.

Read the analysis of responses...

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Ethics Talks

To foster public dialogue into ethical challenges of AI applications in medicine, the CAIM Embedded Ethics Lab inaugurates a series of input talks with Q&A opportunities with national and international experts.

The Ethics Talks of the fall semester 2021/22 will run through fall and winter in a virtual format on Wednesdays 12.15h-13.00h.

13 October 2021 Prof. Carlos Zednik, Ph.D., Eindhoven University of Technology
How should explainable AI explain?
17 November 2021 Prof. Dr. Rouven Porz and Prof. Dr. Dr. Claus Beisbart, University of Bern What are (AI) ethicists doing?
 8 December 2021 Prof. Dr. Catrin Misselhorn, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen What is machine ethics?
19 January 2022 Prof. Robert Sparrow, Ph.D., Monash University High hopes for Deep Medicine? How will AI impact patient care?

Thank you for registering here to receive your access link to one or several Ethics Talks.

We look forward to your contribution to this important discussion!

Who we are

The Embedded Ethics Lab is comprised of experts from medical ethics, philosophy of science, policy and legal fields:

Ethics Lab Members