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Artificial Intelligence to help save lives at five new technology centres

Marianne Knight

The UK’s Artificial Intelligence revolution gets new backing, as the Business Secretary announces five new centres of excellence for digital pathology and imaging, including radiology, using AI medical advances.

  • Patients are set to benefit from radical advances in medical technology using artificial intelligence to diagnose diseases at an earlier stage
  • The centres will use AI, an area the government is backing in its modern Industrial Strategy, to find new ways to speed up diagnosis of diseases to improve outcomes for patients
  • Based in Leeds, Oxford, Coventry, Glasgow and London – but each with partners across many parts of the UK – the centres will develop more intelligent analysis of medical imaging, leading to better clinical decisions for patients, and freeing more staff time for direct patient care in the NHS

New centres announced today will bring together doctors, businesses and academics to develop products using these advances in digital technology to improve early diagnosis of disease, including cancer by detecting abnormalities.

The products developed at the new centres will offer more personalised treatment for patients while freeing up doctors to spend more time caring for patients. The investment in large-scale genomics and image analysis will drive new understanding of how complex diseases develop, in a proactive step to ensure people get the right treatment at the right time.

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Published 6 November 2018 From:Department for Business, Energy & Industrial StrategyUK Research and InnovationInnovate UKThe Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, and The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP