Ethics of AI in Healthcare

From diagnosing illnesses, monitoring patients and performing rapid tests, AI promises to radically change the provision of medical care and assistance. This however raises myriad questions of a legal and ethical nature. It is imperative these questions are thoroughly investigated to ensure healthcare is not negatively impacted by the promises of such profound technology.

Media Pieces


  • Coghlan, S., D’Alfonso, S. Digital Phenotyping: an Epistemic and Methodological Analysis. Philos. Technol. 34, 1905–1928 (2021).
  • Coghlan, S. Robots and the Possibility of Humanistic Care. Int J of Soc Robotics (2021).
  • Coghlan, Simon, Jenny Waycott, Amanda Lazar, and Barbara Barbosa Neves. 2021. Dignity, Autonomy, and Style of Company: Dimensions Older Adults Consider for Robot Companions. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 5, CSCW1, Article 104 (April 2021), 25 pages. DOI:
  • Quinn, Thomas P., Stephan Jacobs, Manisha Senadeera, Vuong Le, Simon Coghlan. (2021). The Three Ghosts of Medical AI: Can the Black-Box Present Deliver? Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. DOI:
  • Coghlan, Simon, Cheong, Marc and Coghlan, Ben, ‘Tracking, tracing, trust: contemplating mitigating the impact of COVID19 through technological interventions,’ (2020) 213 Medical Journal of Australia 6.