Upcoming Conference: Machine M.D.

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2019

How will tomorrow’s developments in artificial intelligence and big data intersect with healthcare, and how should our laws, policies, and ethics evolve to be ready? The Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics and the Centre for Law, Technology and Society are pleased to invite you to “Machine M.D.” on May 31 and June 1, 2019, a conference that will explore real prospects for transformation in health care.



Machine MD: Hope, Hype and Hurdles

Friday, May 31st, 2019, 4:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Huguette-Labelle Room; Tabaret Hall, 550 Cumberland

Free, open to all  

Peter Asaro, The New School
Nathan Cortez, SMU Dedman School of Law
Joelle Pineau, McGill University
Colleen M. Flood, University of Ottawa

Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor of Canada

Followed by a reception.

The ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, powered by advanced computing and large data sets and characterized by a fusion of the physical, digital, and biological spheres promises to radically and rapidly transform many sectors including health care.

Moderated by the Chief Scientist of Canada, our panel of leading experts from Canada and the US will look past the hype of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to discuss the real prospects for transformation in health care. The panel will discuss how the hope of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is intimately tied to surmounting many legal and ethical hurdles: protecting human rights, privacy, achieving adequate regulatory oversight, navigating the disruption of labour markets, and maintaining human compassion in a world of machine medicine.

This event will set the stage for a more fulsome discussion at our Machine M.D. conference the day following, where we will further examine how the Fourth Industrial Revolution might be shaped to reflect our common values and objectives in health care.



Saturday, June 1st, 2019, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Desmarais, 55 Laurier, Room 12102

To view the Full Program, click here.


RSVP at http://www.machinemd.org/event-info/machine-m-d



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