The investment will be made in higher education research institutions using artificial intelligence in disease prevention.
The government will invest 3.8 million euros in institutions of higher education, which in partnership with Public Administration entities, aims to develop projects of artificial intelligence linked to the prevention of oncological diseases and diabetes.
Speaking to TSF, the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, said that these projects focus on health, especially in the areas of disease prevention. The objective is to use public information about patients and data on consultations, in order to create bases for diagnoses with better information and anticipation of treatments.
The government estimates a period of 18 months for the development of the projects, believing that they can create new jobs. The Minister uses the report of the World Economic Forum to stress that over the next four years there is a 10% job growth potential related to new digital technologies. The 3.8 million euros will be distributed to 15 research projects.