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Existential Phenomenology of AI in Healthcare

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Bioethics must consider the existential and experiential significance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare. Healthcare will increasingly utilize AI and its affects should be assessed through the lens of human experience. Language acts as a biotechnology modifying our experience of being human. The languages of “health” and “care” must be disentangled from commonsense meanings to uncover what, why, and how AI could care for the health of human beings. Three definitions of health are compared that emphasize well-being but lack an understanding of being itself. Well-being must be reframed in light of the question of being. Human being reveals itself as care. Care is the experiential mode of human being that makes possible thoughts and actions. Care has a temporal structure that relates human beings to their possibilities through a lived narrative’s past, present, and future. Anxiety in the face of death occurs when this narrative breaks down from inevitable setbacks such as health crises. Will AI help or harm human beings facing existential uncertainties of health, life, and death? The film Robot and Frank provides a case to analyze this problem and uncover new questions about AI’s role in healthcare.
subject
Artificial Intelligence
Bioethics
Existentialism
Healthcare
Heidegger
Phenomenology
contributor
Lopez, Andrew Robert (author)
Hyde, Michael J (committee chair)
King, Nancy (committee member)
Coughlin, Christine (committee member)
date
2019-05-24T08:35:47Z (accessioned)
2019-05-24T08:35:47Z (available)
2019 (issued)
degree
Bioethics (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/93969 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Existential Phenomenology of AI in Healthcare
type
Thesis

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