AIDE is a research project that aims to understand the human factors that will help or hinder the implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare. It aims to identify how AI is expected to change lives and impact healthcare experience and to determine how concerns might be resolved to promote acceptance and adoption of data-driven technologies.

Researchers will identify where AI systems are currently being used/developed in healthcare settings in Oxford (UK) and Osaka (Japan)  and consult with researchers, developers, healthcare employees, patients and others to understand:

  1. Prior experience of AI, current and anticipated use in healthcare, and other valuable applications

  2. How they learn about developments

  3. Factors perceived to influence adoption/implementation

  4. What safeguards, controls or types of engagement would inspire trust.

This will allow us to suggest a platform for sustained dialogue on AI in healthcare.

This work is being led by researchers based at the University of Oxford in collaboration with colleagues at Osaka University. It is supported by UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Fund for International Collaboration (FIC) in a joint UK-Japan initiative (Project Reference ES/T007214/1). In Japan the research is supported through the Institue of Science and Technology (JST) with the aim of "designing a sustainable platform with the involvement of citizens and experts to bring the benefits of AI in healthcare to all."

The project name "AIDE"  is an abbreviated version of the English name of project "The Benefits of Ensuring AI in Healthcare for All: Designing a Sustainable Platform for Public and Professional Stakeholder Engagement". The acronym reflects our hope that the project will AID  the Engagement of key stakeholders in the increased use of AI technologies in healthcare.