In the fast-paced world of modern medicine, where the line between science fiction and reality blurs daily, it's no surprise that the healthcare industry finds itself at the crossroads of artificial intelligence (AI) and ethics. In a thought-provoking master conference titled: Artificial Intelligence, Bioethics, and Medical Education, Melchor Sanchez Mendiola, head of the Coordination of the Open University, Educational Innovation, and Distance Education at UNAM, emphasized the pressing need for healthcare professionals. From general practitioners to dentists, veterinarians, nurses, and physiotherapists, to update their skillsets and adapt to the digital age.
Samuel Ponce de León Rosales, academic coordinator of the Permanent Bioethics Seminar at UNAM, warns us that AI is a different kind of beast. Once the genie is out of the bottle, there's no putting it back. He describes our current moment as a “brutal change” for our species, one that demands the establishment of ethical laws to guide us through this uncharted territory.