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Dr Skopek awarded Wellcome Trust grant to study liability for uses of AI in healthcare

last modified Sep 04, 2018 12:19 PM

How will legal liability be assigned when an AI system causes harm?  Does the law need reform?  

Dr. Skopek has been awarded a Wellcome Trust grant to explore these questions in the healthcare context.  His project will focus in particular on the liability landscape for harms caused by the use of machine learning algorithms in clinical care.  

Three different types of liability frameworks might apply to these harms—negligence, product liability, and sui generis legislation—each of which raises legal and normative questions that have received insufficient attention.  

The grant will fund a post-doctoral fellow to explore these questions under his supervision.   The job advertisement will soon be posted here.