The research programme is aligned with the UK’s Industrial Strategy (GOV.UK), in particular the AI Grand Challenge’s first mission, which is to use data, artificial intelligence (AI) and innovation to transform the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of diseases by 2030.
The biggest challenges that our societies face, from the COVID-19 pandemic to social and economic instability, overpopulation and the climate emergency, involve complex interconnections between the following systems:
Addressing these grand challenges therefore requires both deep disciplinary expertise and ways to convene and combine expertise from different disciplines, strongly connected to problem owners.
Traditionally, this has been a substantial challenge. However, by providing the tools and methods to handle, combine and model large, disparate datasets, modern data science and AI tools have the potential to transform this process, with myriad benefits to society.
The vision of AI and Data Science for Engineering, Health and Government (ASG) is to demonstrate, through a diverse range of activities organised and presented as an integrated whole, how AI and data science can be used to effectively address significant societal challenges and transform health, science, engineering and government.