Artificial Intelligence Applications for Older Adults and People with Disabilities: Balancing Safety and Autonomy: A Workshop

When: October 24, 2018 (9:00 AM Eastern)
Where: National Academies Keck Building (100) • 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topics Aging, Health Care Workforce, Public Health
Activity: Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence
Boards: Board on Health Sciences Policy, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Artificial intelligence (AI) offers the possibility to greatly benefit Americans who are older than 65 or those who are living with a disability. AI systems present the potential for improving accessibility and transportation systems; increasing social connections; and lowering health care costs. However, there is a significant lack of evidence about the impact of such technologies, which points to a need to further explore the potential harms and benefits that AI might offer. 

On October 24, 2018, the Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence will host a workshop that will explore the potential of artificial intelligence to foster a balance of safety and autonomy for older adults and people with disabilities who strive to live as independently as possible. The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions that will highlight key questions and policy issues related to the application of artificial intelligence including:

  • How can the use of artificial intelligence enhance independence, community living, and health and well-being?
  • How can the voice of the individual be integrated into the design and use of artificial intelligence?
  • What are the unintended negative consequences and key challenges for the use of artificial intelligence for older adults and people with disabilities?

Please note that this workshop will not be webcast. 




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