Reply to post: Re: It Needs Something

£250m fund for NHS artificial intelligence laboratory slammed as tech for tech's sake

Alan Johnson

Re: It Needs Something

I am sorry about your wife clearly there is a need for better cancer diagnostics, screening and therapy but is AI/ML the answer? I am sure there are areas where it can help but suspect it will play a relatively small part compared to biomedical/biochemical research. AI/ML has the potential to marginally improve what we get out of the exisiting diagnostics and optimise therapies but that is all. Gains worth having but not game changing.

If we are going to invest this amount of money AI is probably not the best place to put the bulk of the money.

I think this has all the hallmarks of buzzword and pre-election gesture politics.

In this area there are continuing improvements but they are incremental and cumulative rather than dramatic.

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