Ethics of AI and Health Care: Towards a Substantive Human Rights Framework

Friday, March 25, 2022 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This talk is part of the series Ethically Speaking: A UCF Interdisciplinary Series on Contemporary Moral Issues. 

There is enormous interest in using artificial intelligence (AI) in health care contexts. But before AI can be used in such settings, we need to make sure that AI researchers and organizations follow appropriate ethical frameworks and guidelines when developing these technologies. In recent years, a great number of ethical frameworks for AI have been proposed. However, these frameworks have tended to be abstract and not explain what grounds and justifies their recommendations and how one should use these recommendations in practice. In his presentation, Dr. Liao will propose an AI ethics framework that is grounded in substantive, human rights theory and one that can help us address these questions.

Speaker Bio
Matthew Liao is Arthur Zitrin Chair of Bioethics, Director of the Center for Bioethics, Professor of Global Public Health, and Affiliated Professor in the Department of Philosophy at New York University. He is the author or editor of The Right to Be Loved (Oxford University Press); Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (Oxford University Press); Moral Brains: The Neuroscience of Morality (Oxford University Press); The Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (Oxford University Press); Current Controversies in Bioethics (Routledge), and over 60 articles in philosophy and bioethics. He has given TED and TEDx talks in New York and CERN, Switzerland, and he has been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, the BBC, Harper’s Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, Scientific American and other media outlets. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Moral Philosophy, a peer-reviewed international journal of moral, political and legal philosophy.

 More information:
Ethically Speaking is a campus-wide partnership that brings internationally renowned leaders to UCF to discuss cutting-edge topics in ethics. All members of UCF and the community we serve are encouraged to attend. More information on this speaker series and upcoming talks can be found at

 Sponsors of Ethically Speaking:

Center for Ethics, UCF
Colleges of Graduate Studies, UCF
College of Science, UCF
College of Community Innovation and Education, UCF
CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, UCF
College of Arts and Humanities, UCF
Office of Compliance, Ethics, and Risk, UCF
Department of Chemistry
Department of Physics
Department of Philosophy
Department of Psychology
Department of Biology
Department of Electrical Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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