COVID-19 and the Rise of Telehealth: Examining the Social Impacts
The current COVID-19 pandemic has created a newfound prevalence of telehealth solutions. From virtual doctor visits to contact tracing, the pandemic has accelerated the deployment of remote patient care and public health applications. In addition to discussing ways in which telemedicine has become a significant part of the current healthcare system, this session will also address the ethical and societal benefits and challenges.
ICRA 2020 Recordings
The IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation was hosted virtually this year. Several recordings are now available for viewing online, including workshops focused on ethics-related issues, such as Social Robotics for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Visit the ICRA 2020 showcase page on IEEE.tv for more information.
The Need for AI Ethics in Healthcare
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered vast job losses as many businesses are unable to operate during this time. It’s also created a need to quickly identify people who have been infected. As a result, the pandemic is expected to hasten the growth of automation and artificial intelligence (AI). This IEEE Innovation at Work article addresses the unforeseen consequences that can come from the rush to AI without strong regulations and ethics in place.
Data Science in the Time of COVID-19
As the world continues to navigate the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased reliance on comprehensive, accurate and accessible data to help with decision-making and future planning. This panel discusses several COVID-19-related data aggregation and visualization projects currently underway, as well as the social and ethical considerations that come with these efforts.