To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to use artificial intelligence to analyse lung scans to help diagnose COVID-19.
25 March 2020
There are no current plans to use artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse lung scans to diagnose COVID-19.
Most individuals who may contract the virus will not have a chest scan unless they have pre-existing conditions.
NHSX has rapidly established a data and AI team to investigate ways to use artificial intelligence and data to:
- Inform the public and decision makers by providing up to date information and allowing analysis;
- Model the spread of the disease and the impact on interventions using novel data sources;
- Track resources across the medical system to support the efficiency of the response; and
- Help communities to help themselves.