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Message posted on 08/11/2021

TODAY Online Workshop 'Artificial intelligence and mental health' Bonn CST

Dear all,

Today at 4:00 CET time, the AI interdisciplinary research group at the University of Bonn will hold the first session of its "AI & mental health" workshop. The workshop is open to everyone interested. Please write to if you would like to receive zoom details for the session.

AI & MENTAL HEALTH =E2=80=93 I. The Politics of Digital HealthNovember 8,= 4-6:30 pm

PROGRAM 4-5:15 p.m.: Prof. Dr. Tamar Sharon, Radboud University =E2=80=9CTowards a Normative Pragmatics of Justice for the Googlization and Digitalization of Society=E2=80=9D The digitalization of health and medicine has engendered a proliferation of new collaborations between public health institutions and data corporations, such as Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon. Critical perspectives on this =E2=80=9CGooglization of health=E2=80=9D tend to frame= the risks involved in this phenomenon in one of two ways: either as predominantly privacy and data protection risks, or as predominantly commodification of data risks. In this talk I discuss the limitations of each of these framings and advance a novel conceptual framework for studying the Googlization of health beyond (just) privacy and (just) market transgressions. The framework draws on Michael Walzer=E2=80=99s theory of j= ustice and Boltanski and Th=C3=A9venot=E2=80=99s orders of worth to advance what I= call a =E2=80=9Cnormative pragmatics of justice=E2=80=9D that is better equipped t= o identify and address the challenges of the Googlization of health and possibly of the digitalization of society more generally. Please find attached an article that Tamar Sharon is circulating in preparation for the workshop.

*5:15-6:30 p.m.: Dr. Saheli Burton, University College London, =E2=80=9CThe= Value of AI: the case of Mental *Health=E2=80=9D Prevalent conceptualisations of value in narrow economic terms, especially for policy purposes, is increasingly under review by scholars and policymakers alike. This is reflected in recent policy initiatives such as the European Commission=E2=80=99s =E2=80=98Responsible Research and Innovat= ion=E2=80=99 (RRI) framework, which urge the consideration of broader societal values in technology development processes and outcomes. Yet, the task of how one might incorporate the less-easily quantifiable non-technical considerations in technology development while delivering measurable outcomes, or which societal values should be prioritised, is not an easy one. In this discussion, I will consider these issues through the lens of how value is perceived by stakeholders in the specific case of emerging artificial intelligence (AI)-driven technologies in mental health using a political economic perspective. In particular, I will draw on the ongoing struggle to routinise AI-driven clinical prediction models (for brain disorders) in clinical practice to present the breadth of sociotechnical issues that need attention for more responsible and socially desirable technology development.

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Best wishes,

Apolline Taillandier | Postdoctoral research associate | Centre for Science and Thought, University of Bonn | Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge | Poppelsdorfer Allee 28 53115 Bonn

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