FUTURE-AI: Best practices for trustworthy AI in medicine

FUTURE-AI is an international, multi-stakeholder initiative for defining and maintaining concrete guidelines that will facilitate the design, development, validation and deployment of trustworthy AI solutions in medicine and healthcare based on six guiding principles: Fairness, Universality, Traceability, Usability, Robustness and Explainability.



The first principle of the FUTURE-AI guidelines is the one of Fairness, which states that medical AI algorithms should maintain...

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While a certain degree of diversity in the design and implementation of AI solutions in medicine is both expected and desirable...

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The traceability principle states that medical AI algorithms should be developed together with mechanisms for documenting and m...

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The Usability principle states that the medical AI solutions should be usable, acceptable and deployable for the end-users in r...

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The Robustness principle refers to the ability of a medical AI model to maintain its performance and accuracy when it is applie...

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The sixth and final principle of the FUTURE-AI guidelines is the one of Explainability, which states that medical AI algorithms...

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Is your medical AI technology FUTURE-AI ready?

The FUTURE-AI assessment checklist consists of concrete and actionable questions that will guide developers, evaluators and other stakeholders in delivering medical AI tools that are trustworthy and optimised for real-world practice.

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University of Barcelona
Maastricht University
Instituto de investigacion Sanitaria La Fe
Generalitat de Catalunya Departement de Salut
bMaggioli SPA, Research and Development Lab, Athens, Greece
Champalimaud Foundation, Computational Clinical Imaging Group, Lisboa, Portugal
Institute of Information Science and Technologies “Alessandro Faedo” – ISTI