UK government earmarks $122 million on AI for healthcare

The government of the UK will spend approximately £100 million ($122 million) in the coming years to help develop AI technologies for the healthcare and life sciences sectors, as part of a formalized AI Life Sciences Accelerator Mission.

The program, announced last week in a speech by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, will look to tackle specific healthcare issues that represent areas of particular concern for the British government. One such issue is precision diagnosis and treatment for dementia, and the government’s Department for Science, Innovation and Technology said in a statement posted this week that the idea would be to use AI to identify healthcare data trends that could help identify individuals at risk for dementia.

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Source:: Computerworld