Can AI Be Held Accountable for Medical Negligence

Ritika Raj
Adv. Balasaheb Apte College of Law (Mumbai University), India.

Volume II – Issue II, 2020

Artificial intelligence, in medical science, refers to tools and devices that are capable of making decisions which a competent doctor would make while diagnosis and treatment of patients. Current research in the field of artificial intelligence shows that it is capable of interpreting radiology results with accuracy and can also diagnose diseases like diabetes efficiently. With various innovations being made in robotics, it is also possible that the world could witness a fully autonomous robot doctor in future. But as the scope of artificial intelligence increases and the possibility of a robot doctor comes into picture, the need to analyse the liability of artificial intelligence in case of medical negligence becomes imperative.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Negligence, Vicarious liability, Contractual liability, Joint Liability


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