Since March 2020, the CDEI has been monitoring the use of AI and data-driven technology in the UK’s COVID-19 response through two distinct lenses. Firstly, through our COVID-19 repository, which is a database for novel use-cases of artificial intelligence and …
The number of brand new use-cases that we are seeing each month has seen a downturn since we began compiling the COVID-19 repository, although we are continuing to find further examples of the existing entries that we have been tracking, indicating that existing use-cases are being adopted more widely.
In a project at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH), researchers have built an AI-driven test to screen for COVID-19, in the first hour of a patient arriving at an emergency department. The AI model - trained using laboratory bloods, blood gases, and observations recorded routinely during 115,000 presentations to Oxfordshire’s Emergency Departments - looks for a ‘biochemical and physiological signature’ of COVID-19.
Although the majority (70%) of the use-cases we have added over the last month are still related to health and social care, the focus has moved away from managing the immediate public health crisis and towards building future resilience.
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In the first of our introductory blogs, we are looking at the concept of immunity certificates - what they are, whether they could work, and identifying the core aspects of the debate. This blog is not intended to be exhaustive, …
Although there are a number of entirely new uses of data and AI, approximately half of our April database relates to extension or pivots of existing activity to a new context, or a new synthesis of existing data sources. We would expect to see an increase in novel use-cases as time goes on, after further development and testing time.
The CDEI’s mission is paramount at a time when rapid technological advances are being deployed to help control the spread and minimise the effects of COVID-19. In order to realise our mission, and create an environment in which ethical innovation …
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