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Industry 4.0 and Your Business

2nd July 2019

Artificial intelligence, big data and digitalisation; is your business in a position to capitalise on this new era of manufacturing?

From smart to brilliant and beyond: 3 ways AI is changing manufacturing

18th December 2018

By 2035, it is projected that artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technologies could increase labour productivity by up to 40 percent across 16 key industries, including manufacturing, according to a recent report by Accenture and Frontier Economics(1). This article provides a snapshot of just a few of the latest ways that AI is changing manufacturing.

How AI Tools Will Transform Quality Management in the Life Sciences, Part 1

20th November 2018

Experts hope to learn how to augment human decisions with AI so decisions are more informed. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials and leaders in the pharma and medical device spaces agree artificial intelligence (AI) tools could enable a step change in quality management in those industries.

Intellectual property’s vital role in healthcare’s AI-driven future

20th November 2018

Graham McGlashan of Marks & Clerk LLP discusses the impact of tech on healthcare systems, providing possibilities for more self-management and preventative medicine.

Coventry gets £10m for artificial intelligence-led medical technology centre

7th November 2018

A new £10m medical technology centre in Coventry will use artificial intelligence (AI) to help speed up disease diagnosis.

Artificial Intelligence: Is it on the cusp of revolutionizing pharmaceuticals?

6th November 2018

The pharmaceutical sector is advancing at a frenzied pace in 2018 as transformational technology changes and dynamic market forces continue to offer the industry new opportunities and challenges. Some of the top trends affecting pharmaceutical companies were recently explored in a free white paper, “Top 5 Trends in the Pharmaceutical Industry in 2018.”

Artificial Intelligence: Is your business ready?

26th October 2018

There are many trends reshaping the world we live in. None promises to be more disruptive than artificial intelligence (AI). But what is AI, and how can business take advantage of the changes it might bring?

Exemplar report ‘Accelerating Artificial Intelligence in health and care: results from a state of the nation survey’ published

4th October 2018

New ‘state of the nation’ report about use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare finds we are only just beginning to unlock the potential of AI.

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