As the consortium partners machine learning algorithms will be accessing highly sensitive patient data it is important that we engage with appropriate public representatives during the course of the project.

The aim is to understand any concerns that people may have around this and to address these concerns through the most appropriate channels. Part of the challenge will be to provide information that is clear but concise.

iCAIRD is establishing a patient/public advisory working group & curriculum of public engagement opportunities.


Engagement Event Updates

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020

We recently finished conducting a survey as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month into womens’ attitudes towards AI & its’ potential use in mammography screening.  This survey was available for women attending the NHS Grampian Breast Screening Clinic Service and was kindly supported by Friends of Anchor.  Screening participants were invited to share their opinions on AI and how they would feel about it being used as part of the breast screening programme. The responses from this survey will help us to understand patient and public level of knowledge and opinions/ concerns about AI and identify the most appropriate ways in which it could be used in healthcare.

A copy of the survey is available below for information purposes. (please note that the survey is now closed):-

AI questionnaire

Exploration 2020 (23 -29 Nov)

Linking in with the above survey, as part of Exploration 2020, members from the iCAIRD & Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science teams hosted a talk on their work with AI and breast screening on Tues 24th Nov, 12-1pm.