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AI can identify heart disease from an eye scan

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence system that can analyse eye scans taken during a routine visit to an optician or eye clinic and identify patients at a high risk of a heart attack. Doctors have recognised that changes to the tiny blood vessels in the retina are indicators of broader vascular disease, including...

My Role Models & the Journey that brought me to LIDA

In their September induction, all nine of this year’s LIDA data scientist interns were asked to bear three things in mind which derive from the Programme’s mission statement, Data Science for Public Good: belonging, community and helping others. They were introduced to LIDA as a community of scientists who share...

Inside the Turing-LIDA Data Study Group

  The two-week Turing-LIDA Data Study Group (DSG) took place last month, with an incredible amount of data analysis and investigation undertaken in response to challenges set by six organisations (Challenge Owners). The reports detailing...

Turing-LIDA Data Study Group – intensive and innovative collaboration addressing real-world problems

Monday 12th July saw the launch of an exciting two-week online Data Study Group, being held in partnership between LIDA and The Alan Turing Institute. ...

My Data Scientist Internship at LIDA

Rosalind is one of the LIDA’s current Data...

Pilot trials to help change eating habits for good

What we choose to put into our shopping baskets and how we make those choices will come under the microscope in a series of pilot trials designed to encourage healthy and sustainable diets. ...

From Words to Numbers – Simple NLP Techniques to Unlock the Data in Free Text

One of the most exciting and fastest growing applications of machine learning is NLP - Natural Language Processing. From the virtual assistants in our phones to the spam filters hiding behind all of our email services, NLP is integral to many of the services and applications we use...

New paper – identifying dietary patterns in supermarket transaction data

Identifying dietary patterns in supermarket transaction data and their nutrient and socioeconomic profiles Poor diet is a leading cause of death in the United Kingdom (UK) and around the world. Methods to collect quality dietary information at scale for population research are...

New Paper: Data considerations for the success of policy to restrict in‐store food promotions

Data considerations for the success of policy to restrict in‐store food promotions: A commentary from a food industry nutritionist...

My Perspective on Hybrid Working: The New Normal?

Simon Leech is an intern on our ...