Development of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on artificial intelligence is well underway, with the first meeting of the group set to take place on 4th December.
With recent progress on AI and the promise it offers for the transformation of UK healthcare, a SIG is being established to discuss the professional issues it raises, how these can be addressed and to share knowledge on effective implementations. The AI SIG is the second to be established by the Faculty, following on from Early Careers.
Jeremy Wyatt, emeritus Professor of Digital Healthcare at the University of Southampton, will be the lead for the group, and we are currently drafting some background material such as the draft SIG aims and scope and a draft work plan for 2020.
The draft aim of the AI SIG is to promote the uptake of and share understanding about high quality applications of AI in medicine, through activities such as:
- Building an active network of Members and Fellows of the FCI who are interested in and knowledgeable about AI in Medicine
- Holding learning and researcher events, including conferences on AI in Medicine
- Establishing and maintaining collaborations with relevant external individuals, teams and organisations
- Development and dissemination of well-researched policy papers on relevant topics
The Faculty is gauging interest for those who would like to join the Special Interest Group and also those who would like to attend the initial meeting of the group, which will take place at the Royal College of General Practitioners in London from 2 – 4pm on 4th December.
The aim of this meeting will be to understand the Faculty expectations of the SIG, to discuss and agree the content of key documents (including aim and scope, work plans, budget etc), prioritise activities for the first year and to identify people who will be willing to lead these.