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NHS to Set Up National AI Lab

By BBC News

August 12, 2019

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The U.K. National Health Service (NHS) is launching a national artificial intelligence laboratory to enhance the care of patients and facilitate research. In addition, the British government will spend £250 million to boost the role of AI within the health industry.

AI has the power to improve care, save lives, and ensure doctors have more time to spend with their patients, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said. Clinical trials have shown, for example, that AI is as good as leading doctors at identifying lung cancer, skin cancer, and more than 50 eye conditions from scans.

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