Exploring Intelligent Health UK

20th May 2023, by Ismael Kherroubi Garcia

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There is no doubt that advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) research and development have enormous potential to support healthcare. In 2021, the World Health Organisation outlined the diverse applications of AI tools across healthcare, drug development, health systems management and public health.¹ Embedding AI systems into medical devices is becoming a more common practice,² and public health authorities are increasingly having to review the safety of algorithmic approaches to healthcare systems and services.³ At Kairoi, we’ve worked with the NHS Health Research Authority to deliver training on artificial intelligence to their ethics reviewers.

A graph showingg the number of new AI-enabled medical devices by year. Up until 2006, there were only four devices. Between 2006 and 2015, at least 25 new devices were launched. 18 launched in 2016, 26 in 2017, 63 in 2018, 77 in 2019, 102 in 2020, 115 in 2021, and 91 between January and July 2022, where the dataset ends. The data are compiled by the FDA. See reference number two for more details.

On Wednesday 24th May, we will be attending the world’s leading AI-in-medicine summit series, Intelligent Health UK. Our interests align closely with those of responsible innovators in the digital health space. We particularly welcome the following sessions:

  • 11:40 – The key role of health data in reducing inequalities and improving patient and population care
  • 13:40 – Upskilling the workforce: How can we provide health and social care workers with the AI knowledge they will soon need?
  • 14:50 – When AI in healthcare goes wrong: What do we do and how to react on time

If you share our interests in these topics and want to work on developing responsible AI working cultures, find us in the audience at one of those events, or reach out via hello@kairoi.uk.


¹ World Health Organisation (2021) Ethics and governance of artificial intelligence for health, WHO Guidance

² US Food & Drug Administration (2022) Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML)-Enabled Medical Devices

³ American College of Radiology (2023) How artificial intelligence is accelerating innovation in healthcare, Goldman Sachs Research


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Ismael Kherroubi Garcia, FRSA

Ismael is the founder and CEO of Kairoi.

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