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The Economist speaks to INSIGHT Chief Data Officer Dr Pearse Keane for video on A.I. in healthcare

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

The Economist has made a short film about the use of artificial intelligence (A.I.) in healthcare entitled ‘How A.I. can make health care better’. It explores how A.I. is transforming the way patients are diagnosed and treated, and is making it easier and cheaper to test new medical procedures. You can watch the video below, which includes an interview with Dr Pearse Keane, INSIGHT's Chief Data Officer, who is also a consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Artificial Medical Intelligence at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

Technology such as the A.I. system developed by Moorfields Eye Hospital and DeepMind using routine retinal scans could save people’s sight and reduce the burden on health services by triaging patients more quickly and cheaply. This would ensure that those with the most serious conditions are seen urgently by a consultant instead of having to wait for weeks, as can happen at present.

You can find out more about the Moorfields-DeepMind collaboration on the website of the NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre.


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