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AI under the microscope at John Radcliffe Hospital

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and adaptive algorithms have the potential to transform the way healthcare operates. Professor Lionel Tarassenko, Head of the Department of Engineering Science, chaired a panel discussing this shift at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Doctors and patient in operating theatre

The panellists were:

  • Chair of the Panel Professor Lionel Tarassenko, a world-leading expert in the application of signal processing to medical systems
  • Professor Chris Holmes, Professor of Biostatistics and Programme Director for Health and Medical Sciences at the Alan Turing Institute
  • Dr Fred Kemp, Deputy Head of Licensing & Ventures, Life Sciences at Oxford University Innovation, who specialises in software spinout companies
  • Dr Angeliki Kerasidou, Senior Researcher at the Univeristy of Oxford’s Ethox Centre, whose research focuses on the ethical implications of new technologies
  • Dr Nick Scott-Ram, VP Strategic and Commercial Development at Sensyne Health, a company using anonymised patient data from the NHS to accelerate drug development and improve care.

It took place in the Academic Wing of Oxford’s John Radclifffe Hospital as part of the NIHR ‘Exploring Research’ Open Day, which gave the public a look at the groundbreaking healthcare studies currently underway in Oxford.

In front of an audience of members of the public and healthcare professionals, the panelists debated the ethical implications of giving AI a greater role in our healthcare system, and gave their thoughts on where the sector is going. Take a look at our roundup of the top five things we learned from the event.