The entrepreneurs who think AI could help save the NHS

Health workers lose about 14 hours a week to paperwork instead of spending time with patients. Tech promises to cut this and restore the work-life balance.

It was another head-spinning week in the world of artificial intelligence. San Francisco-based OpenAI unveiled an updated model that translates languages in real time and tutors children in algebra.

A day later, Google boss Sundar Pichai hired a 22,000-seat concert venue in Mountain View to reveal two hours of advances of a technology that he dubbed, “as profound as fire”.

Just a few miles away, at a Stanford University medical AI conference, however, the top minds in healthcare were focused on something far more pressing: paperwork…