Odin Vision awarded £1m grant as part of London Tech Week
Odin Vision, a UCL Technology Fund portfolio company has been recognised as the cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technology company by the NHS, as part of NHS AI Lab.
The AI tools and products are the first projects funded by the AI in Health and Care Award and will receive a share of funding totalling over £50 million. The funding forms part of the NHS Artificial Intelligence Lab and the award is managed by the Accelerated Access Collaborative in partnership with NHSX and NIHR.
The NHS is committed to becoming a world leader in the use of AI and machine learning, aiming to reap the benefits that range from faster and more personalised diagnosis to greater efficiency in screening services.
Odin Vision’s AI technology assists doctors to detect and characterise cancerous and pre-cancerous polyps during colonoscopy procedures.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said:
“The NHS has always spearheaded world-leading technologies that can transform and save lives, so it is vital we continue to harness the full potential of modern digital advances to help patients living with life-limiting illness and support our hardworking NHS staff.
During the pandemic we have all seen the positive impact new technology can have – from our next generation rapid testing, to our machine-learning tools helping the NHS predict where beds and oxygen are needed - and I’m determined we continue down this path.
Today’s funding will ensure the NHS can continue to fast-track pioneering artificial intelligence to the frontline, freeing up clinicians’ time and saving lives.”
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