Women's College Hospital, Conference Centre Auditorium, 2nd Floor, 76 Grenville Street
  • November 27, 2019 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm

In this lecture Dr. Ruha Benjamin will be expanding on her review essay “Assessing risk, automating racism” which was recently published in Science. The talk will examine a study by Obermeyer et al. that examined racial bias in commercial health care algorithms. Benjamin’s review found that “today coded inequity is perpetuated precisely because those who design and adopt such tools are not thinking carefully about systemic racism.”

We will also hear responses from panelists Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Dr. Andrew Pinto, and Dr. Arjumand Siddiqi.
This lecture will be followed by audience questions and discussion.

Registration is free and open to the public.

This event is part of the Lecture Series on Ethics and Governance of AI for Health organized by the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics in partnership with The Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) and AMS Healthcare. If you have any questions, please email laurie.bulchak@utoronto.ca.