WHO-TUDelft Workshop

On November 25th, 2022 the TUDelft-WHOworkshop Design for Values in AI for Medicine and Healthcare will be held at De Oude Bibliotheek in Delft.

This workshop is an effort between the Delft Digital Ethics Center and the World Health Organization. The workshop’s core topic is designing and operationalizing values in AI systems for healthcare and medicine. We intend to cover a myriad of values, including moral values (e.g., responsibility and accountability), medical values (e.g., beneficence and non-maleficence, compassion), epistemic values (e.g., explainability and trust), and social values (e.g., equal access to health services and transparency). The main challenge is to operationalize these values such that the use of said AI systems is aligned with high standards of medical research, practice, and health care. To this end, this workshop brings together the three main disciplines involved, namely, computer and data scientists (represented by members of SoBigData++, ITU/WHO, and TUDelft), medical and healthcare organizations and practitioners (represented by WHO), and moral philosophers (represented by TUDelft).

You are welcome to attend the event on-site in Delft. However, since we have limited capacity for in-person attendance, we also offer the possibility to participate online. We will send the link for online participation soon.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please, fill out the attendance form at your earliest convenience, but no later than November 14th: https://forms.gle/VH47BF3geZfbvPDj9

This workshop is possible thanks to SoBigData – Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements No. 654024 and 871042.


10:00 – 10:30 – Walk-in + Coffee
10:30 – 11:15 Jeroen van den Hoven (TUDelft)
11:15 – 12:00 An AI4H journey: Focus Group to Global Initiative – Simao Campos (WHO)

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:15 SoBigData Research Infrastructure, a European Integrated Infrastructure for Social Mining and Big Data Analytics – Francesca Pratesi (SoBigData++)
14:15 – 15:00 ITU/WHO Focus Group “Artificial Intelligence for Health” – Standardizing Health AI to Catalyze Innovation in Digital Global Health – Eva Weicken (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute for Telecommunications)
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:15 Operationalising Conflicting Values in AI-enabled Healthcare: A Reflection on Current Challenges – Alessandro Bozzon (TUDelft)
16:15 – 17:00 How the IT/WHO FG-AI4H Open Code Initiative makes AI for health usable at scale – Marc Lecoultre (WHO)
17:00 – 17:15 Closing remarks + Drinks