‘AI in the Clinic’: new Wellcome Trust funded project

‘AI in the Clinic’: new Wellcome Trust funded project

Insigneo member, Annamaria Carusi, has been successful in her application for a Seed Funded Wellcome Trust Award, to study the social and ethical issues of ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Clinic’.

The project is led by Annamaria Carusi, who is joined in the research by other Insigneo members, Ian Sabroe, Andy Swift and Fabio Ciravegna.

The focus of the project is on multiple, intersecting AI applications in real world clinical contexts. In these contexts, AI applications are not single, discrete entities, but are interconnected with other AI applications, and with existing practices and technologies, that all affect patients’ diagnoses and treatments. The project aims first, to gain an understanding of how AI development actually occurs in these settings, and second, to test ways in which AI can be developed with foresight into its potential effects

Beginning in February 2019, the project is a collaboration between University of Sheffield Medical Humanities , Insigneo, iHuman, and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals/Royal Hallamshire Hospital’s Pulmonary Cardiovascular Diseases Unit.