• Artificial Intelligence in Medicine – Legal Concerns
  • August 1, 2018 | Author: David N. Vozza
  • Law Firm: Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. - New York Office
  • In the futuristic science-fiction film Ender’s Game, starring Harrison Ford, one of the main characters is critically injured and suffers brain trauma after a fight with a colleague at a “battle school.” In a subsequent scene, the injured character is ultimately healed after undergoing brain surgery intricately performed by a robot. The robot-surgeon is not remotely controlled by any human and performs the life-saving procedure seemingly of its own plan and volition. Though the prospect of robots performing such complex surgical procedures may seem far-fetched today, it is not unreasonable to imagine such technology being a reality in the future. As these technologies progress, we find ourselves in uncharted legal waters, and we can now only speculate as to its ramifications.