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“What Can AI-Ethics Learn from Gen-Ethics: ELSI Lessons for the Coming Wave” at ELSIcon2024

June 11 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm EDT

ELSIcon2024: The 6th ELSI Congress will take place at Columbia University in New York City from June 10-12, 2024. Hastings Center President Vardit Ravitsky will be a plenary speaker. She will discuss “What Can AI-Ethics Learn from Gen-Ethics: ELSI Lessons for the Coming Wave.” This talk will explore possible lessons from decades of ELSI research in genomics, for the more recent field of health-AI. What guiding principles did ELSI develop for the wise and responsible use of emerging genomics technologies? Are these relevant for health-AI? What can we learn from the culture of collaboration that developed between ELSI and genomics researchers, to help develop collaborative approaches with AI-developers and those implementing AI-tools in healthcare and biomedical research? What have we learned about the nature of multi- and inter-disciplinary teamwork? Are ELSI methodologies and frameworks developed for genomics sufficient to address the challenges of health-AI? Or are there unique aspects of AI and data science that require new approaches? What lessons can be extrapolated regarding the importance of data diversity and data stewardship? The talk will map these questions and open them up for discussion with the audience.

The 6th ELSI Congress welcomes all with an interest in the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genomic research. Researchers, scholars, practitioners, trainees, policymakers, journalists, and the general public are invited to share and explore the latest ELSI research at ELSIcon2024.

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