From Charles Babbage to Alan Turing, Cambridge could be considered the birthplace of modern computing. Today, from the climate crisis to personalised medicine, we are applying AI to the world’s major challenges, exploring its ethical dimensions and collaborating with industry to ensure that our research has impact.

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‘Transformational’ approach to machine learning could accelerate search for new disease treatments

29 Nov 2021

Researchers have developed a new approach to machine learning that ‘learns how to learn’ and out-performs current machine learning methods for drug...

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Collaboration could enable cancer patients to get faster and more personalised treatment

29 Nov 2021

GE Healthcare, the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals have agreed to collaborate on developing an application aiming to...

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World first for AI and machine learning to treat COVID-19 patients worldwide

15 Sep 2021

Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge along with 20 other hospitals from across the world and healthcare technology leader, NVIDIA, have used...

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Cambridge-authored book explores how artificial intelligence could help address climate change

30 Aug 2021

Humanity is facing two existential threats. The first: uncontrolled CO2 emissions irreversibly changing the climate. The second: a hostile artificial...

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AI could detect dementia years before symptoms appear

12 Aug 2021

Artificial intelligence could spot the early signs of dementia from a simple brain scan long before major symptoms appear – and in some cases before...

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Cambridge researcher named as Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellow

30 Jul 2021

Five internationally-recognised researchers, including Cambridge’s Professor Zoubin Ghahramani, have been appointed as the first Turing AI World-...

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Scientists identify 160 new drugs that could be repurposed against COVID-19

30 Jun 2021

Cambridge scientists have identified 200 approved drugs predicted to work against COVID-19 – of which only 40 are currently being tested in COVID-19...

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Can federated learning save the world?

10 May 2021

Training the artificial intelligence models that underpin web search engines, power smart assistants and enable driverless cars, consumes megawatts...

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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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