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Building Bioethical AI from the Ground Up

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Meghan Gelecke   (312) 503-8018

Group: I.AIM - Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Training


Kelly Michelson, I.AIM's Chief Ethics Officer, and Faith Summersett Williams, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, discuss ethics in the context of AI, health equity, and justice.

They set the stage by sharing general background on ethical issues related to AI before discussing concerns that come up in a hypothetical use case involving AI in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Another hypothetical use case will highlight ethical considerations when using AI/machine learning in the pediatric complex chronic condition population. Q&A follows the presentation.

Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH is Professor of Pediatrics, Julia and David Uihlein Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an attending physician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in the division of pediatric critical care medicine.

Faith Summersett Williams, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. More specifically, she is trained as a psychologist, and currently works as a behavioral scientist in the Potocsnak Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (DAYAM) at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital where she leads the research program for DAYAM's Substance Use and Prevention Program. Her academic interests are focused on health equity and justice to center the values and needs of historically marginalized communities.

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