Data, artificial intelligence, and other health technologies
This theme focuses on how data, and technologies like artificial intelligence, will change our health futures.
Data is now at the centre of human lives. Data allow humans to visualise, measure, monitor, intervene, predict, plan, communicate and much more. We all generate masses of data every day—whether we know it or not—and these data are valuable to many different interests.
Health services have always involved of some kind—ranging from ancient tools to modern imaging machines—but healthcare artificial intelligence, built on healthcare data, promises a new and transformative kind of health technology.
ACHEEV is actively working on the ethical, legal and social implications of using artificial intelligence (AI) in health services. We are asking how AI should be used in health and in other industries relevant to health, such as agriculture.
Using innovative social and deliberative research methods, and ethics and social science analysis, we generate new frameworks and recommendations that reflect what matters to patients and communities, to inform the use of data, AI and other technologies. Our goal is to produce new ways of thinking that will reduce harm, increase benefit and promote justice.