New artificial intelligence network to accelerate clinical and health research


Start of the TARTAGLIA project, in which 16 entities linked to the Health services of Catalonia, Galicia, the Valencian Community, the Canary Islands and La Rioja are participating.

27 JANUARY 2022

A consortium made up of 16 national and international entities has launched the TARTAGLIA project with the aim of creating a federated network to accelerate the application of artificial intelligence in healthcare systems in Spain.

The project will allow better training in mathematical models to support decision-making, contributing to personalised and precision medicine, improved treatments and accelerated clinical trials.  In addition to this line of learning, it will also address the use of artificial intelligence in ultrasound diagnosis in four clinical areas: Alzheimer’s, prostate cancer, diabetes and complex chronic diseases.

The consortium is led by the technological multinational GMV in collaboration with the TIC Salut Social Foundation and the participation of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the ACE Foundation – Institute of Applied Neurosciences, and the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR). The rest of the entities are linked to projects in the health services of Galicia, the Valencian Community, the Canary Islands and La Rioja, or have international experience in the sector.

According to Carles Gallego, head of the digital medical imaging systems, digital anatomical pathology and precision oncology for the General ICT Coordination of the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Department at TIC Salut Social Foundation, the project “will allow us to take a step forward in the development of advanced AI technologies in healthcare, such as the incorporation of Federated AI. This technology will enable us to solve one of the great difficulties in the development of AI in healthcare: How to access data in a secure way.” Gallego adds that “It is a great opportunity to incorporate AI directly at the point of care”.

TARTAGLIA is part of the Artificial Intelligence R&D Missions programme of the Digital Spain 2025 agenda and the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence and will be financed with nearly 7.5 million euros from the Next Generation funds from the European Commission.

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