Can we safeguard our privacy while using health data for better medical care?

It’s clear that data-driven technology is transforming medical knowledge and practice. Innovation is taking place on many levels, for example, devices such as fitbits are helping to monitor heart rates, blood sugar levels and sleep cycles, and IBM’s A.I. system, Watson, is giving scientists insight into how genes affect our health. Data is also being… Read more

Using Machine Learning to Transform Medical Practice and Discovery

Following her Turing lecture on how machine learning can revolutionise medical practice, in this blog interview, we ask Turing Faculty Fellow Mihaela van der Schaar to share her vision for data-driven medical discovery. How can machine learning technologies support medical care? A great deal of current medical practice is not driven by data but rather… Read more

Patrick Wolfe to join the Board of The Alan Turing Institute

We are delighted to announce that Professor Patrick Wolfe will be joining the Alan Turing Institute Board as UCL’s appointed non-executive Director and Trustee. Professor Wolfe holds chairs in statistics and computer science at University College London, where he specialises in the mathematical foundations of data science. A Royal Society Research Fellow and EPSRC Established… Read more

Using data science to crack the code for cystic fibrosis.

The Alan Turing Institute has entered into a partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust to investigate how data could help improve healthcare for people living with the life-limiting condition. Turing Faculty Fellow, Professor Mihaela van der Schaar, plans to investigate how to use machine learning techniques on UK CF Registry data – a secure centralised database holding… Read more

Intel-Turing programme helps to detect cancer cells more accurately in hospital with artificial intelligence

Cancer cells are to be detected and classified more efficiently and accurately, using ground-breaking artificial intelligence – thanks to a new collaboration between the University of Warwick, Intel Corporation, the Alan Turing Institute and University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW). The collaboration is part of The Alan Turing Institute’s strategic partnership with Intel…. Read more