The technical power of artificial intelligence is here today – but the pathway to practical use is stacked with challenges such as policy and regulatory issues, ethics and governance, evaluation, and adoption.
When it comes to responsibly deploying artificial intelligence for better health, there is a significant gap between the technology potential and the implementation of the solution.
Adopting innovative solutions can be delayed, negatively impacting patient care and health system efficiency.
Alberta Innovates is launching a new program to help researchers, entrepreneurs and industry create better health care for Albertans, faster, through using artificial intelligence.
The Enabling Better Health through Artificial Intelligence (AI-Better Health) Program will provide up to $8 million to applicants who can explore how breaking down barriers will help realize the benefits of artificial intelligence within Alberta’s health system.
The program will support demonstration projects to better understand the environment needed to narrow the gap between the promise and reality of better health using artificial intelligence.
Applicants from academia, industry, small and medium-sized enterprises and government entities are encouraged to apply. Funding decisions will be made in January 2024 and projects must begin by March 2024.
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