Using AI to predict long-term hospital stays: an AI Skunkworks proof of concept

A rapid innovation project with Gloucestershire Hospitals poses interesting questions about outcomes for patients who experience long stays in hospital. Giuseppe Sollazzo, head of AI Skunkworks, expl…

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Round 3 of the Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award is now open

Since its launch in September 2020, thousands more patients and NHS staff are set to benefit from developments in artificial intelligence through round 3 of our AI Award competition. …

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New opportunity to test AI driven COVID-19 models on the largest database of COVID-19 chest images in the UK

Developers of COVID-19 AI technology can now apply to have their model’s performance tested on a national COVID-19 chest X-ray data set. Image courtesy of Cambridge University…

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An invitation for data-rich AI problems that could benefit from a skunkworks approach

Giuseppe Sollazzo, Head of Skunkworks at the NHS AI Lab, opens round 3 of the Lab’s problem-finding programme and reveals the selected artificial intelligence projects from the last round. At the end…

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Working together to improve the AI regulation system

Doing AI right means putting a set of rules around it that will make sure it is done safely, in a way that respects patients’ privacy and retains the confidence of citizens and staff. …

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‘Patient-centred, inclusive, and impactful’: Introducing the NHS AI Lab’s Ethics Initiative

The NHS Constitution is founded on the principle of equality in both access to healthcare and outcomes for all. It sets out our social duty to pay particular attention to groups or sections of societ…

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Navigating the complexities in proving the real impact of AI

Recent months have shown a wide array of AI technologies come on to the market. These products are developing to reach impressive milestones, such as being able to accurately identify pathology withi…

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The AI skunkworks team is opening a new Dragon’s Den-style opportunity

Our AI Lab skunkworks is looking to find, fund and resource the most promising AI experimentation in the health and care ecosystem. Giuseppe Sollazzo, Head of NHS AI Lab’s skunkworks, urges NHS colle…

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Using chest imaging AI to support COVID-19 research and development

The National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database (NCCID) was established to fulfil the NHS AI Lab’s mission of enabling the safe adoption of AI technologies, with an immediate focus on combatting the pan…

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Crowdsourcing Our NHS AI Lab Skunkworks Project

A Skunkworks is an unfamiliar concept to most people. It is really about creating an environment to stimulate and grow innovative ideas. We wanted to test how to get this environme…

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