The Moot Court Room, Main Tower, QUB
23rd March: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Robotic technology is playing a growing role in modern medicine.
Surgical robots have made hospital debuts, while prototypes of robotic caregivers continue to evolve. Yet as the technology advances, concerns about ethics and privacy become more pressing. Will sensitive patient data be handled securely? Can we trust robots to care for vulnerable adults? And how can patients be assured that technology won’t encourage them to take medications they don’t want – or need? Join a panel of experts as they discuss these issues.
Speakers include Dr Tom Walker, Senior Lecturer in Ethics at QUB, Professor Noel Sharkey, Emeritus Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, University of Sheffield and Dr Charlotte Blease, Research Fellow at Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies and School of Philosophy, University College Dublin
Chair: Professor Hastings Donnan FBA, Director, The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice and Co-Director, Centre for International Borders Research, QUB.