Solace: Challenging perceptions of choice in cancer care
This was a two-part project, looking at the future of cancer and how this may be affected by advances in ‘Collective Intelligence’. With the first part focussing on ‘world-building’, creating a future context as a group that our individual projects would exist within.
With the mass reduction and defunding of the NHS citizens in 2030 will no longer have the luxury of accessible GP appointments and easy to access healthcare information. This, alongside the increased involvement of commercial organisations in the healthcare sector means that uncertainty and misinformation is a growing issue. Solace uses Artificial Intelligence to relieve stress with fast, reliable, succinct answers to concerns over how trustworthy or accurate medical information is. Solace aims to challenge perceptions of cancer information by tailoring responses to queries or concerns via users’ self-direction in order to reach people on a deeper, more personal level. Solace collates the concerns and queries of the community at-large through its users in order to inform care professionals of the need for action, such as the organising of cancer screenings or workshops at a local level bringing people together through shared experience using Collective Intelligence