Speaker: Dr. Rita Matulionyte, Dr. Vera Lúcia Raposo
Chair: Prof. Dr. Martin Ebers
Facial recognition technologies (FRT) and other AI technologies in healthcare raise various ethical, legal and policy issues.
This webinar will first highlight the explainability of FRT in healthcare context and examine whether we need these technologies be explainable and why. Moreover, it will analyse three specific legal challenges involved in the use of FRT in healthcare: i) erroneous results, many of them involving bias and discrimination; ii) processing of personal data in light of the GDPR; iii) compliance issues raised by the future European Regulation on AI.
Dr. Rita Matulionyte is a senior lecturer at Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, and a senior researcher at the Social Research Center of Lithuania. She is an international expert in intellectual property and technology law, with her most recent research focusing on legal and governance issues surrounding Artificial Intelligence technologies. She currently leads projects on Government use of face recognition technologies: legal challenges and possible solutions and Towards More Transparent and Explainable Artificial Intelligence Technologies in Healthcare. Rita has over 50 research papers published by leading international publishers and was invited to present her research in conferences in Europe, US, Latin America, Asia and Australia. She has prepared expert reports for the European Commission, the European Patent Office, and for the governments of South Korea and Lithuania. She is a member of the management committee of the Australian Society for Computers and Law (AUSCL) and sits on the editorial board of Computers and Law Journal.
Dr. Vera Lúcia Raposo is currently Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of Coimbra University (Portugal) and a part-time contributor to the Center for Medical Ethics and Law, at the University of Hong Kong (China). In the past she was a lecturer at the University of Macau, China (where she was Associate Professor) and of-counsel at the law firm Vieira de Almeida e Associados, in Lisbon, in the departments of health law and privacy law. She is a frequent speaker in academic events worldwide and member of the Editorial Board of European Journal of Health Law. She is the author of several studies in Portuguese, English and Spanish (some translated into Chinese), particularly on biomedical law (medical liability, patient safety, gene editing, reproductive issues) and new digital technologies (AI, digital governance, data protection). Her h-index is 5 on Web of Science, 6 on Scopus and 13 on Google Scholar.