The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School and the Information Society Project—in partnership with the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics and the Yale Journal of Law and Technology—are collaborating on a project examining the future of telemedicine, artificial intelligence, robotics and related topics. With technological advances rapidly expanding the reach of physicians, enhancing medical research, and potentially supplanting doctors themselves through robotics and machine learning, the project will address questions relating to how law and regulation should respond to these disruptive advances. Consistent with the Solomon Center’s other work, the project will be highly interdisciplinary and will take on a broad a range of questions at the intersection of medicine, robotics, and artificial intelligence, including the regulatory challenges of telemedicine, the privacy implications of these technological developments, evolving liability regimes for modern medical technologies, the impact of these challenges on health care disparities, costs and the doctor-patient relationships, and the political and financial realities of these advances in health science.
A Request for Proposals was recently released. Contributors will address cutting-edge issues shaping the future of telemedicine, artificial intelligence, and robotics. The deadline for abstract submissions is June 1, 2018. The authors of selected papers will be invited to present their work at a conference hosted at Yale Law School on November 2, 2018. A publication based on the conference will result. We also welcome submissions that could eventually become scholarly articles, policy briefs, and white papers intended for policymakers at the state and federal level, medical practitioners, ethicists, and other key stakeholders.