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The need for effective AI assurance

Data-driven technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), have the potential to bring about significant benefits for our economy and society. However, they also introduce risks that need to be managed.  As these technologies are more widely adopted, there is an …

Privacy enhancing technologies for trustworthy use of data

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The CDEI has been researching the role of privacy enhancing technologies (PETs) in enabling safe, private and trustworthy use of data. Privacy is a fundamental right. Organisations have an obligation to protect privacy, and must consider important legal, ethical, and …

Building on pandemic prompted data-driven innovation in local government

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Today the CDEI publishes its report on local government use of data during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The report draws together the findings of a forum discussion hosted last year with local authority representatives, and is supplemented by individual interviews and …

September release: COVID-19 repository

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Almost all (13 of 16) of this month’s entries were related to healthcare, with the majority of those specifically looking at use-cases in hospitals. Given that the UK faces an ongoing public health crisis and is entering a second-wave of coronavirus infections, it is not surprising that these use-cases are the most prevalent at this time. 

August release: COVID-19 repository 

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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. 

Explainer: Case study: AI-driven testing for COVID-19

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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.