A Symposium Towards Responsible Biomedical AI

A Symposium Towards Responsible Biomedical AI

On October 20, 2023, Penn State University Park hosted A Symposium Towards Responsible Biomedical AI.

The symposium provided the opportunity for renowned scholars to share insights and discuss ethical, legal, and social issues involved with the use of artificial intelligence in biomedical research and care.

We are pleased to provide video recordings of each of the sessions of the symposium below, and you can find the day’s itinerary here.


Photo of Laura Cabrera
Laura Cabrera

Laura Cabrera is a senior research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, as well as an associate professor of engineering science and mechanics, and philosophy; and the Dorothy
Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Neuroethics

Photo of Sara Gerke
Sara Gerke

Sara Gerke an assistant professor of law at Penn State Dickinson Law.

Daniel Susser
Daniel Susser

Daniel Susser is an associate professor of information sciences at Cornell University and an affiliate professor of the Rock Ethics Institute.

Jennifer Wagner
Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner is an assistant professor of law policy, and engineering, and anthropology at Penn State, as well as an affiliated faculty member of the Rock Ethics Institute.


This symposium was made possible with generous support from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the National Institutes of Health Office of the Director (NIH OD) (Grant No. 3R01EB027650-03S1) as well as the Rock Ethics Institute (REI) and the Law, Policy, and Engineering (LPE) Initiative at Penn State University. The content of this symposium is solely the speakers’ responsibility and does not necessarily represent the official views of any sponsor, university, or other entity.


Opening Remarks, Jennifer Wagner

Keynote Address, Neil Richards: “Beyond AI Half-Measures”

Michelle Meyer: “Health AI Aversion or Appreciation? Four Randomized Field Trials of Personalized Risk-Communication Nudges to Encourage Flu Vaccination”

Kristin Kostick-Quenet, “Computer Perception Meets AI: Ethical Implications for Healthcare”

I. Glenn Cohen, “Legal and Ethical Issues with Generative AI; Issues of Enterprise Liability”

Laura Cabrera, Session One Moderated Discussion

Jasmine McNealy, “Constructive (Data) Trusts”

Megan Doerr, “Big Health Data Research and Group Harm: a Tool for Researchers, Access Boards, and Ethics Boards”

Nicholson Price, “Toward Collaborative Local Governance of Medical AI”

Sara Gerke, Session Two Moderated Discussion

Daniel Schiff, “What Can We Learn from Research and Discourse on Deepfakes?”

Jordan Harrod, “What Happens When AI Fails in the Clinic”

Laura Cabrera, “‘Not Some Magic Tool’: Views Around Synthetic Data and ELSI-focused Computational Checklists for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine”

Daniel Susser, Session Three Moderated Discussion

Closing Remarks, Jennifer Wagner