Now, with the £20 million they recently received through our Grand Challenge award, they aim to fill in these gaps and tie these patterns to a cause. Their goal is to dramatically improve our understanding of what causes cancer, potentially preventing more cases in the future.
Most people's thoughts on HIV relate back to the tombstone campaign from the 1980's. Thankfully, much has changed since those daunting advertisements and there is now a much brighter future for those living with HIV.
Nevertheless, whilst billions are spent every year on research for a cure, progress has been slow. No new drug has come to market in over a decade. More than a hundred years after the disease was first classified by Dr Alois Alzheimer, the molecular basis of the disease is still unknown and none of the drugs in the market address the disease's underlying pathology.
It took me 20 hours to travel to Texas for SXSW, including having to check-in twice even though I hadn't left the airport. When I arrived, Sony teleported me to Machu Picchu in seconds. I stood in a box, jumped and landed in Peru. And not one aggressive customs officer in sight.
As the UK's only dedicated tech for good funder, boosting digital skills and encouraging digital inclusion amongst young people is a key part of Nominet Trust's mission. To help fulfil that mission, we work with a range of partners including BAFTA, the Prince Andrew Charitable Trust (PACT), Creative England and Comic Relief, to drive forward creative initiatives aimed at narrowing the digital skills gap, particularly for young people in challenging circumstances.
In my opinion, now is the perfect time to grow telehealth services to the UK. However, this will need to be in a way that doesn't completely disrupt the way the NHS works - after all, it will never fully replace face-to-face consultations but should complement and support an already overburdened and straining system.
Unbelievably, there are those who still insist on denying the existence of the world's environmental crisis, and worryingly, some of these are in pivotal positions when it comes to what happens in the next 10 years. This by the way is the period in which many experts believe we still have a chance to mitigate the rise in global temperatures.
We hear frequently that the internet is a scary place. Every week, we read stories of trolling, revenge porn, online bullying and harassment. This abuse is not new, perpetrators simply have more tools at their fingertips. But if they have new ways of inflicting fear, we must have new ways of overcoming it.
January is all about abstinence. Whether you're cutting down on drinking, meals out or nights in front of the TV, it's a time to readjust after weeks of excess. So when I told friends I'd committed to spending the last week of the month gorging on restaurant food, they were a bit confused.
We're so familiar with the wellness tech for the well - trackers and monitors for every measurable body signal. It's time for the similar tidal wave for the chronically ill. It's looking very hopeful. There are four things I'm most excited about making a big difference to everyday life:
Technology can get a bad rap. Some people claim it ruins our posture as we hunch over our computer screen; it disrupts our sleep if we look at the blue hues of laptops for too long and apparently robots are going to take over the world.
This model is designed to enable PAs to assess themselves against an accepted structure and importantly, on the back of this, to establish the technology infrastructure requirement and via phased investments help them deploy it quickly and cost-effectively to achieve a full IoT capability on a shared platform.
Technology can help along each of these dimensions. Thanks to mobile connectivity, reach is rapidly becoming a non-issue. But the real difficulty - and an area with significant potential for innovation and creative approaches - is in offering suitable products and services. Some of this is already happening.
Behind each of these scandals is a dangerous lack of knowledge about the factories producing these consumer goods, and more importantly little communication with the factory workers on a micro level.
A few weeks ago, a young woman appeared on the BBC's Big Questions - but this woman wasn't there to discuss religion or moral issues but the positive effect that her Change.org petition had on her life and millions of other women. Her name is Laura Coryton and she led the campaign to end the tampon tax - anyone who watched George Osborne's budget last year will have seen her success.
The opportunity for AI in Healthcare isn't just about making doctors and healthcare providers more efficient in their work; it's about making the lives of the patients better and saving lives is the ultimate business model you can have.