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After more than two years of developing its Octavia technology, health security firm Apriori Bio has been launched by bio-platform innovation company Flagship Pioneering.
Dr Samira talks exclusively with Techerati about the importance of data in navigating health crises, how the World Health Organization has adapted to change during the pandemic and the fundamental importance of collating data relating to life and death.
In recent months, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has come under scrutiny from data scientists, public health experts and the statistics regulator over unclear data methodology. When Health Secretary Sajid Javid said in December that the UKHSA had estimated there were around 200,000 omicron infections a day, a number of experts queried the figure and questioned if it was truly that high.
Patients and the general public must be given a say on how their data is used by the NHS, a new report says.
The research from Imperial College London warns that if the public is not “deeply involved” in setting goals and limits on the use of data, it could lose trust in the NHS.
Britain’s leading scientists are calling on the Government to get ahead of other countries in ensuring ethical risks of using brain-computer technology are properly understood, along with suitable regulations.
The Royal Society says a national investigation should be launched into neural interface technologies, which are devices placed on the outside or inside of the brain designed to interact with a nervous system.