How to Safeguard Humanity in a Context of Excessive Automation? - MedicalExpo e-Magazine


Jean-Michel Besnier is a French philosopher who teaches at Sorbonne University in Paris. His research focuses on the philosophical and ethical impact of science and technology on individual and collective representations and imagination. We met with him to talk about the consequences of the explosion of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) in the healthcare sector, especially since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. MedicalExpo e-magazine: Can you give us your definition of artificial intelligence? Jean-Michel Besnier: I have the same definition that everyone has. I am more attentive to the conceptual extension of the notion of artificial intelligence, which at the beginning referred to something rather simple, that is to say the implementation of devices capable of solving problems in an automatic or algorithmic way.