The third Policy Briefing of the German Israeli Health Forum for Artificial Intelligence (GIHF-AI) addresses the topic “Communication and Trust in AI”. In this context, particular attention is paid to the doctor-patient relationship and the role of politics, science and the healthcare industry.
A fundamental prerequisite for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) is trust in digital innovation. This is also underlined by the European Commission in its Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down harmonised rules on Artificial Intelligence (EU AI ACT). There, it proclaims that “Europe should become the global center for trusted artificial intelligence” .
In healthcare, trust plays a particularly important role, as AI requires large amounts of data for its “training” and, according to the GDPR, healthcare data is particularly sensitive and therefore extremely worthy of protection. In addition to the doctor-patient relationship and evidence-based trust-building, there is a need for trustworthy regulation, transparent communication by policymakers, AI thoroughly researched and developed by academia, and transparent application by the healthcare industry.
This becomes particularly clear when you look at Israel. The medical profession, startups, business, and politics are working together in hospital innovation hubs to establish trustworthy AI applications. Close cooperation between Germany and Israel in terms of trust in AI is particularly useful with regard to establishing trust-promoting development and regulation of AI in the healthcare sector.