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S6W-05012: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 10 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what role the acceleration of AI will play in the NHS recovery plan published in August 2021.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 5 January 2022

The Scottish Government has embraced artificial intelligence (AI) as a transformational technology for public good. We were the first UK country to establish an AI Strategy which set out our ambition for Scotland to become a global exemplar in the ethical and innovative deployment of AI.

As part of the Recovery Plans for the NHS, social care and the economy, the Government will support innovation in health care delivery and the adoption of AI solutions into use. Accelerating the adoption of new technologies that support improved access to healthcare, such as the use of artificial intelligence, will be integral to the recovery of NHS services, and there are a range of partner organisations that are central to this work, including the new national Centre for Sustainable Delivery.