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UK Prime Minister's £100 million investment accelerates AI in life sciences

Nov 07 2023

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a £100 million government investment in AI to address pressing health challenges through rapid deployment. The AI Life Sciences Accelerator Mission leverages the UK's strengths in secure health data and AI to make breakthroughs in treatments for previously incurable diseases. The initiative falls under the Life Sciences Vision, focusing on eight healthcare missions, from cancer treatment to dementia solutions.

This funding will be instrumental in harnessing the UK's health data to identify those at risk of conditions like dementia, enabling them to participate in trials more efficiently and monitor the effectiveness of new therapies. Additionally, AI-driven technologies are poised to transform mental health care by offering early diagnosis and support.

The funding aims to accelerate AI deployment in clinical settings and improve health outcomes across various conditions. It will support partnerships between academia, industry, and clinicians to develop innovative solutions.

This investment builds upon the UK government's existing commitment to double dementia research funding by 2024, furthering advancements in research and enhancing patient access to new treatments.

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