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The application of Artificial Intelligence in medicine is increasingly becoming a norm in society today. Microsoft Corporation has been enhancing its AI for Good program, and it recently launched AI for Health Program.

Microsoft announces $40 Million AI for Health program

The AI for Health program aims at empowering researchers and organizations across the world with AI to help in advancing medicine and health globally. Technological advancement has brought a wide range of capabilities in medicine by providing the tools that will make a difference in human life. The use of AI and big data has enabled cancer researcher that is growingly being powered by data.

According to Matthew Trunnell, the co-founder of Cascadia Data Alliance, the data remains siloed across various institutions. As a result, there is the creation of a data community that enables the sharing of data and ensuring that the privacy of patients is maintained. With AI capabilities is possible to go for the unknown and make it possible to find the unexpected.

The collaboration of Microsoft’s AI for health will make it possible to make discoveries in medicine. The company has announced a $40 million investment in the AI for Health program aimed at improving research as well as enable institutions to address the challenges of health.

Core areas of focus of AI for Health program

The program will focus on Global health insights, which include enhancing our shared knowledge of longevity and mortality to prevent global health crises. Equally, it will focus on the quest for discovery by speeding up medical research to advance diagnoses, prevention as well as treatment of various diseases. Microsoft also aims to achieve health equity through the reduction of health inequity and enhancing access to care for underserved populations.

According to company executives, the program will run for five years, and it will also operate through current collaborations and new partnerships. The company currently works with the Fred Hutchinson Research Centre, Novartis Foundation, Seattle Children’s Research Institute as well as Intelligent Retinal Imaging systems, among others.