U.S. Millennial Parents an Exception to Allowing Robot Surgery on Children

We Asked

Knowing that surgical robots powered by artificial intelligence are bringing new innovations and accuracy to the operating room, how likely would you allow robots powered by artificial intelligence to conduct surgery on your child?

Millennial Parents Said

Surgical robots powered by artificial intelligence are bringing new innovations and accuracy to the operating room.

  • Millennial parents in Asia are significantly more likely to allow robots powered by AI to conduct surgery on their Generation Alpha child — even more so in 2019 as compared to 2018 (China: 94% in 2019 vs. 82% in 2018; India: 86% in 2019 vs. 78% in 2018), while in 2019, 51% in the U.K. (a six percent increase over 2018) and 46 percent of Millennial parents in the U.S. ( a 1% increase from 2018), say they would be very likely.
  • In Brazil, 69% of Millennial parents in 2019 say they would be very likely to allow robots powered by AI conduct surgery as compared to 60% in 2018.
  • What’s more, in 2019, 25 percent of Millennial parents in the U.S. and 21 percent in the U.K. say they would be “not likely at all” to allow this surgery on their child.

 

“Robotic surgery is one of the fastest growing and highly promising applications of technology into medicine. The application of robotics surgery is not just limited to joints and abdomens, but also to help procedures for heart, brain, spine and almost everywhere.”

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