AI systems might help solve some of the greatest challenges we face. How do we maximise the promise and prepare for this future?


Artificial intelligence could be used to triage patients suspected at risk of early-stage oesophageal cancer

15 Apr 2021

Artificial intelligence ‘deep learning’ techniques can be used to triage suspected cases of Barrett oesophagus, a precursor to oesophageal cancer...

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Use of AI to fight COVID-19 risks harming 'disadvantaged groups', experts warn

16 Mar 2021

Rapid deployment of artificial intelligence and machine learning to tackle coronavirus must still go through ethical checks and balances, or we risk...

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Machine learning models for diagnosing COVID-19 are not yet suitable for clinical use

15 Mar 2021

Systematic review finds that machine learning models for detecting and diagnosing COVID-19 from medical images have major flaws and biases, making...

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Cambridge launches Regulatory Genome Project

21 Dec 2020

The project will use machine learning to sequence the world’s regulatory text and create an open-source repository of machine-readable regulatory...

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AI could help cut waiting times for cancer by automating mark-up of patient scans prior to radiotherapy

16 Dec 2020

Doctors at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge aim to drastically cut cancer waiting times by using artificial intelligence (AI) to automate lengthy...

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First Master’s programme on managing the risks of AI launched by Cambridge

07 Dec 2020

The UK’s first Master’s degree in the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) is being launched by the University of Cambridge.

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Computer vision app allows easier monitoring of diabetes

13 Nov 2020

A computer vision technology developed by University of Cambridge engineers has now been developed into a free mobile phone app for regular...

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Machine learning comes of age in cystic fibrosis

23 Oct 2020

World-leading AI technology developed by the Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine and their colleagues – some of which is being showcased this week at...

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How machine learning can help to future-proof clinical trials in the era of COVID-19

23 Sep 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest global healthcare crisis of our generation, presenting enormous challenges to medical research, including...

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AI shows how hydrogen becomes a metal inside giant planets

09 Sep 2020

Researchers have used a combination of AI and quantum mechanics to reveal how hydrogen gradually turns into a metal in giant planets.

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Whiteness of AI erases people of colour from our ‘imagined futures’, researchers argue

06 Aug 2020

The overwhelming ‘Whiteness’ of artificial intelligence – from stock images and cinematic robots to the dialects of virtual assistants – removes...

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AI-based ‘no-touch touchscreen’ could reduce risk of pathogen spread from surfaces

23 Jul 2020

A ‘no-touch touchscreen’ developed for use in cars could also have widespread applications in a post-COVID-19 world, by reducing the risk of...

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