Doctor AI study: understanding doctors’ needs for explainable AI

  • To participate in the study, you must be a medical doctor and is actively practicing medicine.
  • This is a 1-hour interview study to talk about your needs and requirements for medical AI. You will be compensated for $100 CAD as appreciation for your time and effort.
  • Your participation will facilitate the technical development of AI that better supports doctors’ work.
  • The study will be held at a time and location that is convenient for you, either face-to-face, or via Skype/Hangouts/FaceTime.
  • The study is conducted by Weina Jin, MD. from Simon Fraser University. It is approved by Simon Fraser University Research Ethics Board (Ethics number: 2019s0108).
  • Recruitment period: Dec 2019 - May 2020.


Study Title:

A usability study to identify physicians’ needs and requirements of explainable artificial intelligence

Study Description:

Although AI (artificial intelligence) especially deep learning technologies have the potential to augment clinicians’ abilities, its implementation in patient-care settings has not yet become widespread. One major impediment is the black-box nature of AI. Thus, it is important to design explainable AI that is optimized not only for its expected clinical task performance, but also for its interpretability, i.e., the ability to explain its reasoning in understandable terms to its users. The study is to understand the needs and requirements of AI from doctors, so that to inform the development of AI systems for clinical decision-support.