National Academy of Medicine April 8, 2024
By Laura Adams, Elaine Fontaine, Steven Lin, Trevor Crowell, Vincent C. H. Chung, and Andrew A. Gonzalez, editors

Introduction

This commentary presents initial concepts and content that the Steering Committee feel may be important to a draft Code of Conduct framework for use in the development and application of artificial intelligence (AI) in health, health care, and biomedical science.

Background

As an emergent constellation of technologies, AI presents both unprecedented opportunities and potential risks for human health and well-being. At the October 2016 launch of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Stephen Hawking observed, “Every aspect of our lives will be transformed. In short, success in creating AI could be the biggest event in the history of our civilisation” (Hern, 2016).

Since the early 1970s, the increasing deployment of digital tools in health care and biomedical...

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