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Scotland’s New Industrial Centre for AI Research in Digital Diagnostics: Vision & Opportunities in Grampian

  • Foresterhill Aberdeen (map)


Free Event

Registration open soon

The Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics, known as iCAIRD, brings together a pan-Scotland collaboration of 15 partners from across academia, the NHS, and industry.

In November 2018, Greg Clark, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), announced that UK Research and Innovation will invest £10million in iCAIRD as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

iCAIRD will be a Scottish centre of excellence and focus on the application of AI in digital diagnostics, ultimately enabling better and earlier diagnosis and more efficient treatment for patients. It is also predicted that iCAIRD will create new jobs centred around AI and digital technology in healthcare. This Aberdeen launch event will introduce iCAIRD, describing its background and intent, what organisations are involved and what we are funded to do over the coming three years.

We will describe our vision of what overwhelming success would look like, inspire local (or further afield) clinicians, academics and industrialists to propose projects that could (with additional funding) join us and make clear to patients and public what use might be made of patient data and what data governance rules/procedures are in place. All are welcome at this event, which will involve a panel of speakers representing local iCAIRD partners and those who attend will be invited to engage in a question and answer style discussion.

There will be a networking opportunity following the event, which will run from 18:00-20:00 on the Foresterhill Health Campus, Aberdeen.