Thursday, May 31, 2018

PM speech on science and modern Industrial Strategy: 21 May 2018 - in times of Brexit

The importance of AI and health is interesting to me today, leading a conference on this tonight!

Under the GRAND CHALLENGES, Four Missions - "

AI and data

First, as part of the AI and Data Grand Challenge, the United Kingdom will use data, artificial intelligence and innovation to transform the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease and dementia by 2030.

Late diagnosis of otherwise treatable illnesses is one of the biggest causes of avoidable deaths.

And the development of smart technologies to analyse great quantities of data quickly and with a higher degree of accuracy than is possible by human beings opens up a whole new field of medical research and gives us a new weapon in our armoury in the fight against disease.

A speech worth reading whatever side you are on, a speech about an island of less than 1% of the earths population that I calculated occupises less than 0.2% of earths landmass and less than 0.07% of the earths surface, not bad for what has been and will be!

"...Newton himself put it best when he wrote that, ‘if I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants’....."

It will be interesting to see if we, they, she can live up to all this but the lines are being drawn so we can revisit them in 2020 and 2030.


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