The project investigates the social, ethical and cultural impacts of application of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care, with a specific focus on conversational AI in elderly care. Recent developments in data science allow the application of machine learning for recognition, detection and prediction of clinical conditions, and personalisation of conversational AI to be used as part of clinicians' work environment, tasks and roles. The implementation of these models nevertheless entails changes in both individual and organisational contexts. Major challenges remain to ensure that AI models and technologies are inclusive towards age, gender and ethnicity groups.
The project focuses on developing new methodologies to investigate the social, ethical and cultural consequences of AI to patient safety, quality of care and health care professionals work environment, with a specific focus on conversational AI in elderly care. Tasks will include the development of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, data collection in health care environment and design workshops with stakeholders.
Third-cycle subject: Technology and Health
Supervision: prof. Sebastiaan Meijer and assist. prof. Sanna Kuoppamäki is proposed to supervise the doctoral student. Decisions are made on admission.What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
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After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.Target degree: Licentiate degree Information regarding admission and employment
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