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Konttila, Jenni and Väyrynen, Karin, "CHALLENGES OF CURRENT REGULATION OF AI-BASED HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY (AIHT) AND POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE EUROPEAN AI ACT PROPOSAL" (2022). 13th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems. 7. https://aisel.aisnet.org/scis2022/7

Challenges of current regulation of AI-based healthcare technology (AIHT) and potential consequences of the European AI act proposal

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Author: Konttila, Jenni1; Väyrynen, Karin1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.6 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2022092059659
Language: English
Published: Association for Information Systems, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-09-20
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Abstract

The utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare has been steadily increasing, but the regulation of AI is challenging. Inspired by the recently proposed European AI regulation, we conducted a case study among Finnish healthcare stakeholders to identify challenges that current regulation of AI-based healthcare technology (AIHT) poses to development of AIHT, and what the potential consequences of the recently proposed European AI regulation would be for AIHT development. One of the main challenges we identified is the already existing ambiguity arising from several regulations that AIHT are subject to. More importantly, we found that this ambiguity would even increase through a European AI regulation. Another important finding is that the European AI Act might hamper innovation in AIHT and decelerate the development of AIHT. Our main contribution is to the recent information systems research opening on regulation of technology.

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ISBN Print: 978-87-7949-000-0
Pages: 1 - 15
Host publication: Proceedings of the 13th Scandinavian conference on information systems SCIS 2022
Host publication editor: Fischer, Louise Harder
Nørbjerg, Jacob
Pries-Heje, Jan
Conference: Scandinavian conference on information systems
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
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