Since the week ending March 20th, the UK has registered 61, 920 excess deaths. With the second highest death rate worldwide at the time of writing, the effects of the UK COVID-19 outbreak have been profound. But far from a ‘great leveller’, this quake has left an uneven landscape in its wake.
Ever since the 1970s there has been a fascination with artificial intelligence, or AI. In the last decade or so, “smart” technology has developed and become a part of our everyday lives; many of us are the proud owners of pocket-size devices which can compute, play and contact at the touch of a button. But
Artificial neural networks (ANNs) form the architecture behind machine learning and artificial intelligence. These technologies are undergoing an explosion in use – from computer vision systems for self-driving cars and Snapchat filters, to voice recognition and big data processing for research. These algorithms are powerful because they effectively program themselves; they learn associations between input
MedEthEx is a prototype system developed by Michael Anderson, Susan Anderson and Chris Armen, to address the issue of ethics in medicine. The authors claim that the system can serve a vital educational role – both in and out of the clinic – and provide medical practitioners with the tools necessary to survive in the
Dr Hannah Allen is the Associate Medical Director of Babylon Health, a service that provides remote consultations with health care professionals via text and video messaging on their mobile app. She currently works as a GP, and is passionate about improving the healthcare industry through innovation in new technologies, in particular, female health via “Femtech”
Dr Chrishan Gunasekera graduated from UCL Medical School in 2011. He is now an ophthalmologist involved in developing ways to use smartphones in eye examination and microsurgical training as well as an Honorary Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow at UCL. Here he shares with us his journey since graduating from UCLMS, and evaluates the medical technology
An interview with James Groves, final year medical student at UCL and co-founder of Mindful medics. Here he delves into what mindfulness is and the many benefits of making it a part of your life! When was it that you originally became interested in mindfulness? We all know the stressful environment that medical school can
In March 2017, more than 270 final-year medical students from the University of Glasgow were forced to retake their OSCE finals after collusion was discovered. Over 40 students were caught using social media including Facebook and Whatsapp to share classified information about their OSCE stations with friends who had not taken the exam. While