Our technology

Revolutionising healthcare by empowering doctors with artificial intelligence

We want to put an accessible and affordable health service into the hands of every person on Earth, and to do that, we’re combining human expertise with the power of technology. We made a brain for Babylon using Artificial Intelligence (AI). It’s what makes us so different from other healthcare providers.

AI is a transformational force in healthcare. It helps medical professionals work faster, see more patients and make decisions based on more accurate information. It helps patients address symptoms, get faster information about conditions and proceed to treatment sooner.

We built an AI system that can efficiently read, comprehend and learn from anonymised, aggregated and consented medical datasets, patient health records and the consultation notes that our clinicians make. Our complementary set of AI tools can use this data to rapidly help reason and make decisions about triage, causes of symptoms and future predictions of health. Our work has led to more than 20 peer-reviewed papers and 30 groups of patents.

The beginner’s guide to AI in healthcare

We get it. All this talk about AI can seem a bit complicated and confusing. That’s why we’ve created a handy guide to help you understand what we mean when we talk about using AI to revolutionise the health system.

If you understand the ins and outs of AI, feel free to skip the guide and scroll down for more details.

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Learn more about our AI

With advances in mathematics, computational power and the availability of data, the field of AI has progressed rapidly in recent years. We’re surrounded by articles and opinions about it, which has led to confusion about what it is - and isn’t.

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We’ve made great progress so far

1. We’re proving the credibility of AI in primary care.

2. We’ve built an AI for medicine that is not just a ‘black box’.

3. We’re deploying AI in healthcare at scale

4. We’ve pushed what natural language processing can do.

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We’re part of the community

We contribute to the AI community by publishing papers, speaking at conferences and open-sourcing some of our work for the benefit of all.