Artificial intelligence and health: exploring effect and relationality across three sites of intelligence and care


  • Prof Sarah Cunningham-Burley

    University of Edinburgh

Project summary

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used in many parts of life – when we buy things online, travel on an aeroplane or even go to the doctors.

We will look at how AI is being used in different ways in healthcare – robots in surgery, digital methods to help diagnose disease and the use of sensors to support those who may be ill or frail at home. While such developments hold the promise of improving health and healthcare, they also raise ethical questions that we should all be involved in answering.  We will speak to a range of people, including the wider public, AI developers and healthcare practitioners to see what they think about these developments and how they will affect the relationships that we have as we give or receive healthcare.