The Knowledge and Attitudes of the Public toward the Clinical Use of Artificial Intelligence

Nehad J. Ahmed


Aim: This study aims to explore the knowledge and attitudes of the public toward the clinical use of artificial
intelligence. Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study that included an online questionnaire.
The data were collected and analyzed using Excel software and represented as frequencies and percentages.
Results: More than 55% of the respondents said that they had heard of artificial intelligence in medicine but only
3.17% said that they know about artificial intelligence in medicine completely. More than 89% of the respondents
said that they prefer the suggestions from human doctor to take when diagnosis diverges. Moreover, only 25.34%
of them believe in the therapeutic advice made by an artificial intelligence doctor independently. Conclusion: The
present study showed that a high percentage of the public was not trust the use of artificial intelligence because
they fear that artificial intelligence could cause fatal errors. Further studies are needed to ensure the efficacy of
artificial intelligence doctor before the implementation and after that help patients in understanding the benefits
and the risk of artificial intelligence use.

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