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UK to invest US$300m in national artificial intelligence lab

The lab will bring together the industry’s best academics, specialists and technology companies to work on some of the biggest challenges in healthcare, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.

Thedepartment said the lab’s remit could include working towards improving cancer screening;

models to better estimate future needs of beds, drugs, devices and surgeries.

upskill the workforce to use AI systems, and inspect algorithms already used by the NHS to increase AI safety standards, make

systems fairer and more robust, and ensure patient confidentiality is protected.

way in harnessing new technology to treat and prevent, from earlier cancer detection

to spotting the deadly signs of dementia.” Funding for the new lab is “not

by automating admin tasks and freeing up staff to care for patients”.

August to give the NHS a £1.8bn cash injection, with part of the money going towards

Johnsonhas faced claims from the opposition Labour party, backed up by data from think tanks,

think tanks that argue the money was not new are partly right, but that some

of the funding would come from increased capital spending limits and is “genuine,