Ethical Issues of Artificial Biomedical Applications

  • Athanasios Alexiou
  • Maria Psixa
  • Panagiotis Vlamos
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 364)


While the plethora of artificial biomedical applications is enriched and combined with the possibilities of artificial intelligence, bioinformatics and nanotechnology, the variability in the ideological use of such concepts is associated with bioethical issues and several legal aspects. The convergence of bioethics and computer ethics, attempts to illustrate and approach problems, occurring by the fusion of human and machine or even through the replacement of human determination by super intelligence. Several issues concerning the effects of artificial biomedical applications will be discussed, considering the upcoming post humanism period.


Bioethics Artificial Intelligence in Biomedicine Bioinformatics Nanotechnology Post humanism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Athanasios Alexiou
    • 1
  • Maria Psixa
    • 1
  • Panagiotis Vlamos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsIonian UniversityCorfuGreece

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