$57 million for research to transform health care using the power of AI and to fight genetic disease

The Australian Government is investing almost $30 million in research into how the healthcare system can use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve people’s lives. It is also providing $27 million for genomics research to improve the diagnosis of genetic disease and cancer. Funding is from MRFF.

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Ten AI-driven research projects will transform health care in Australia and ensure Australia remains at the forefront of advances in health and medical technology. Benefits will include:

  • better care for multiple sclerosis
  • better prevention of cardiac health problems
  • expanded access to skin cancer assessments.

Funding is from the Medical Research Future Fund's (MRFF) National Critical Research Infrastructure initiative.

Read the media release for more information.

Eight genomic research projects will share $27 million to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancers and to improve health outcomes. This includes $8 million for a new consortium that will develop and test the safe and ethical use of AI-driven analytical tools.

Funding is from the Genomics Health Futures Mission.

Read the media release to find out more about these projects.

Learn about the MRFF.

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