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Data over dialogue: Why artificial intelligence is unlikely to humanise medicine

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posted on 2024-01-07, 20:48 authored by JOSHUA JAMES HATHERLEY
Recently, a growing number of experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and medicine have be-gun to suggest that the use of AI systems, particularly machine learning (ML) systems, is likely to humanise the practice of medicine by substantially improving the quality of clinician-patient relationships. In this thesis, however, I argue that medical ML systems are more likely to negatively impact these relationships than to improve them. In particular, I argue that the use of medical ML systems is likely to comprise the quality of trust, care, empathy, understanding, and communication between clinicians and patients.

History

Principal supervisor

Robert Sparrow

Additional supervisor 1

Justin Oakley

Year of Award

2024

Department, School or Centre

School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Arts