Roundup: Digital immunity passports to ramp up testing, London Tech Week on AI in healthcare and more briefs

LONDON TECH WEEK: AI WILL ‘BLOW OUR MINDS’

The first virtual London Tech Week took place on 1-11 September, bringing together tech brands to discuss the unprecedented challenges facing the tech sector today.

Speaking on one of the panels on AI, founder and CEO of babylon health, Ali Parsa said: “AI, like any other technology, is going to under deliver to start with but blow our mind away in the long-term and we need to get used to it.” 

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Parsa also added that getting the policy on AI right is “critical” but “incredibly hard work to do.”

UK lead and medical director at Google Health, Dominic King, was also present on the panel and said that the NHS is a “vanguard” on how AI can be deployed globally.

“We know that artificial intelligence and digital technologies are going to transform healthcare, it may not be in two years but 10 years,” he said.

The UK government has recently advanced its stake in AI, announcing a total of £100m for AI projects.

DIGITAL IMMUNITY PASSPORTS TO RAMP UP TESTING

A leaked memo has revealed that digital immunity passports