A new £10m medical technology centre in Coventry will use artificial intelligence (AI) to help speed up disease diagnosis.
Business Secretary Greg Clark announced £50m to fund new centres in Coventry, Oxford, Coventry, Leeds, Glasgow and London, as part of plans to boost AI funding and improve patient treatment.
The centres 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.
Based in Coventry, the Pathology image data Lake for Analytics, Knowledge and Education (PathLAKE) will use NHS pathology data to drive economic growth in health-related AI.
Clark said: “AI has the potential to revolutionise healthcare and improve lives for the better. That’s why our modern Industrial Strategy puts pioneering technologies at the heart of our plans to build a Britain fit for the future.
“The innovation at these new centres will help diagnose disease earlier to give people more options when it comes to their treatment, and make reporting more efficient, freeing up time for our much-admired NHS staff time to spend on direct patient care.”
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