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Centre For AI In Health Sciences To Be Set Up

JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research (JSSAHER), a Deemed to be University, has entered into a collaborative research agreement with Ltd., a London-based healthcare company, to establish a Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Health Sciences in Mysuru.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to play a key role in revolutionising the healthcare sector in the coming days.

Much of healthcare technology is expected to be linked to AI in the future. Some areas, which may see a major change, are automated image diagnosis, virtual assistants for patients and healthcare workers, and robot-assisted surgery, among others, said a press statement.

Manjunath B., Registrar, JSS AHER, signed the agreement along with Sandesh Lakkol, COO, Ltd. at a function here recently.

NITI Aayog, in its recent national strategy for AI, has also stressed upon its importance in healthcare and also detailed out how it will transform the care of human beings, Dr. Manjunath said in a statement.

Health universities in the U.K. and the U.S. have already taken up the initiative to start dedicated centres for research and technology on AI in healthcare.

This centre, which will function from JSS Hospital, will be one of the few dedicated centres for AI in health universities in India, he said, adding that Vikram Patil will work as co-ordinator of the centre with technical assistance from JSS Science and Technology University.

Vice-Chancellor of JSS AHER Basavana Gowdappa H. said the centre will focus on “sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithms from medical images and patient data to provide tools for clinicians to speed up and improve diagnosis and care across a number of patient pathways”.

The centre will also collaborate with industry partners working on AI and technology in healthcare sector to develop new medical technology-based tools, Dr. Basavana Gowdappa added. – The Hindu

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