AI UK 2024

Last week, Romana attended the AI UK 2024 conference, hosted by the Turing Institute and aiming to showcase innovations in data science and AI. The conference took place over two days, and was held at the Queen Elizabeth II building in Westminster, London.

During the event, discussion panels and talks were hosted across three main stages – future, conversation, and research – inviting world-leading academics, industry pioneers and research innovators to discuss cutting edge topics in AI.

The conference provided a variety of insightful sessions, including: a panel discussion on Improving Disease Detection and a workshop on Unlocking Health Data for Safe, Transparent, and Fair AI.

Improving Disease Detection invited clinicians, academics, and a health policy expert to discuss the future of AI in healthcare. In terms of innovation, the panelists highlighted that AI poses opportunities for clinical support (e.g., through diagnostics) and corporate services (e.g., through workforce), but also challenges, such as the need for robust data infrastructure and unbiased datasets.

The Unlocking Health Data workshop was led by a team of panelists – hailing from companies such as NHS England, ADR UK, and Health Data Research UK – and tackled themes of AI readiness: What is meant by research ready AI? And what are the enablers to AI readiness?

Overall, AI UK 2024 provided an informative platform for exploring the transformative potential of AI.