The implementation of various forms of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare is constantly growing, expanding from automated diagnostics, especially as far as radiology is concerned, to the “robo-surgeon” and “smart” prostheses.
By their decision no. 9678 of April 5, 2019, the Joint Sections of the Italian Court of Cassation clarified that the disputes between businesses operating in the field of organic products and subjects charged with issuing all necessary certifications and with the relevant control activity fall within the scope of the ordinary judge’s jurisdiction, as opposed to administrative courts.
The latest issue of the Italian law review “Giurisprudenza Italiana” (issue no. 7/2019) features a vast monographic section on the topic of “Artificial Intelligence and law”, edited by Prof. Ruffolo and Prof. Enrico Gabrielli (University of Rome - Tor Vergata).
On May 24, 2019 Prof. Ruffolo spoke at the National Convention dedicated to the topics of “Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Imaging”, organized by the Italian Society of Medical Radiology. In particular, Prof. Ruffolo’s speech concerned the complex legal and ethical issues derived from the implementation of Artificial Intelligence in diagnostics, with specific regard to the questions of liability for physicians, hospitals and manufacturers of medical devices.
The volume “Intelligenza Artificiale e responsabilità” (“Artificial Intelligence and liability”), authored and edited by Prof. Ruffolo, published by Giuffrè, is going to be presented during the seminar that will be held on April 10, 2019 at the School of Engineering of the University of Bologna. Prof. Ruffolo will take part in the seminar, with a speech on liability related to the creation, manufacturing and circulation of automated vehicles.
On April 3, 2019 the Italian Senate definitively approved bill of law S.844, aiming at a radical reform of class actions.
On March 2019 Prof. Ruffolo will give a speech at the seminar which will be held at the University of Pavia, on the topic “Artificial Intelligence, medical liability and product liability”.