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Data-driven innovation improving human health

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26 March 2019

The Alan Turing Institute announced the launch of its health programme. It aims to accelerate the understanding of human disease and improve human health using data-driven innovation in artificial intelligence and statistical science: read more to see how you can get involved.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and data science will improve the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of illness. They will optimise the provision of services, and support health service providers to anticipate demand and deliver improved patient care.

The Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, announced the launch of its health programme will deliver a major programme of research into the theory and methods of AI, statistics, and data analytics underpinning medical and health applications that will enable scientists to do better science, without compromising respect for privacy and patient trust.

The Turing health programme will grow cross-sector collaborations across the Institute’s growing university network, creating opportunities with the six substantive sites of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) and the broader health and data science sector.

The University of Bristol is partnered with The Alan Turing Institute: thirty Bristol academics across disciplines including health and veterinary sciences have recently been awarded Turing Fellowships.

Read more about the Turing health programme here.

The Jean Golding Institute (JGI) acts as the main point of contact between the University of Bristol and The Alan Turing Institute. The JGI is currently running Turing Funding call for datasets and application challenges and is organising an interdisciplinary workshop Optimising the use of routine administrative health records: the role of data science methods on 21 May 2019.

Further information

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute is working closely with the Jean Golding Institute in developing a programme of work in health data science. If you are interested to know more, please contact Nina Couzin, Elizabeth Blaclwell Institute Manager.

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