Mount Sinai launches $100M center for AI and human health

New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System's Icahn School of Medicine announced on June 11 the launch of the Hamilton and Amabel James Center for Artificial Intelligence and Human Health, which will promote the use of AI, data science and genomics to further disease research and treatment.

The center will launch with about 40 principal investigators, as well as 250 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, computer scientists and other support staff. Research will focus on integrating genomics into clinical care across Mount Sinai; combining genomic data with patient health records and wearable device data to model, predict and develop treatments for disease progression; and enhancing imaging technologies with AI, computer vision and augmented reality.

The research hub is expected to open in late 2021. Funding for the estimated $100 million project was led by a donation of an undisclosed amount from Blackstone Group's Hamilton "Tony" James and his wife Amabel, according to Bloomberg.

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