Искусственный интеллект и главная этическая проблема современной медицины
Despite the success of modern medicine, the important ethical problem of communication between doctor and patient still remains open. The matter of it is the fact that doctors often prescribe treatment courses for patients and observe: «will it help» or «will not help». If «does not help», they prescribe other drugs, etc. Physicists and engineers call this method of work «experimenting on a natural object» and in case of medicine this «object» is a living person. But experimenting with patients is immoral. Assumption that the development and application of artificial intelligence methods in medical practice will solve this important ethical problem is substantiated in the article. Before prescribing medications, doctors will have the opportunity for preliminarily testing and optimizing the treatment courses by performing virtual experiments not on patients themselves, but on their computer models.