Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the science by which machines learn cognitive-type tasks. In healthcare, its role is expanding rapidly and becoming more sophisticated. AI is being applied in medical imaging, in diagnosis and treatment algorithms, in business modelling and healthcare records, to name but a few examples. The advantages of such developments include the ability to streamline services, make them more efficient and potentially more accurate. AI aims to improve healthcare in these ways. The disadvantages are the concerns this generates about the regulation of the industry, data protection, ethical concerns about algorithm bias and the potential for the loss of human jobs. This has generated criticism of AI development.

AI is a politically sensitive topic and as such, there is believed to be a wide spectrum of perceptions among different people. Some welcome the changes AI offers, others do not and many find themselves adopting a more nuanced position. This survey is interested in the perceptions of those who work in a variety of different roles within healthcare. 

The FAIMS survey contains 20 statements and we would like you to indicate your level of agreement with each statement. All responses are anonymised but we would appreciate your name and email address. 

Please tell us your thoughts:

Any questions please contact Mr. Mohamed Imam, on M.Imam@UEA.ac.uk or the FAIMS Team on surveys@globalsurgicalsurveys.org 

Thank-you for your participation

The FAIMS Research Team

Link of the survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6008387/FAIMS-Study