Two interesting things here, in my mind, from this announcement:
1. Simply, the use of significant public money at scale to develop practical applications of AI for public healthcare;
2. The partnerships involved in making the lab effective and pulling together all elements - public sector, private sector and academia.
I think both of these elements are required in the U.S. to take full advantage of AI tools. I wish I had some examples of it happening here - I'm not aware of any - please let me know if you see any . . .
The lab will, according to authorities, hope to improve cancer screening by speeding up test results; identify patients who are “most at risk” of heart disease and dementia; and automate administrative tasks to allow clinicians more time with patients.