In an interview with BBC News Mundo, released on 14 June, our director Prof Mihaela van der Schaar spoke with journalist Margarita Rodríguez as part of an article on “3 areas where artificial intelligence is already improving our lives”.
In said article, Prof van der Schaar got the spotlight when it came to the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of diseases – the areas where CCAIM is on the forefront of utilising machine learning to empower clinicians and improve patient outcomes.
“This is important, as personalised medicine allows early diagnosis of diseases. Machine Learning is very good at identifying risk factors […], and if patients are identified early in the disease, Machine Learning can also be very helpful in defining when and how to intervene.“
explains Prof van der Schaar, quoting successes with applications in cancer, image analysis, and the integration of diverse data sources supporting clinical decision making.
The article’s example of Jean Tyler, a 75-year-old woman in the UK whose bowel cancer was detected with the help of AI illustrates how the work of CCAIM and Prof Mihaela van der Schaar are not only transforming the future of healthcare, but are already impacting and improving the lives of patients in real-world applications.
Read the full article (in Spanish) here.