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Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson have stepped-up their efforts to secure Brexit voters after a polling model predicted they would be key to winning the general election. The YouGov analysis predicted Labour losing traditional seats in Leave-voting constituencies, turning the so-called red wall – that runs from North Wales across the north of England – blue. Stephen Metcalfe, the Tory candidate for South Basildon and East Thurrock and former chairman of the Science and Technology Select Committee at the House of Commons has revealed how Britain can become a ‘science superpower” after cutting ties with the European Union.

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He told Express.co.uk I think artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the biggest opportunities the UK has post-Brexit.

“The impact of automation from AI is going to be huge, both from the way we work and the way we live from assisted learning.

“Today we interact with it daily, yet we don’t know.

“When you turn on your phone and use an app, going on and seeing films suggested, all of that is based on assisted learning.

Britain has big opportunities post-BrexitBritain has big opportunities post-Brexit (Image: GETTY)

Stephen Metcalfe spoke to Express.co.ukStephen Metcalfe spoke to Express.co.uk (Image: GETTY)

I think artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the biggest opportunities the UK has post-Brexit

Stephen Metcalfe

He told Express.co.uk: “I think artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the biggest opportunities the UK has post-Brexit.

“The impact of automation from AI is going to be huge, both from the way we work and the way we live from assisted learning.

“Today we interact with it daily, yet we don’t know.

“When you turn on your phone and use an app, going on and seeing films suggested, all of that is based on assisted learning.

“One of the biggest challenges, as we move to more advanced AI, is what the impact on jobs will be.

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“That is the big question we are going to have to tackle and I think the UK with its regulatory framework and core systems is very well placed to offer global guidance.”

Mr Johnson has vowed to “unleash innovation” by investing £239million in British science and research without the “barrier” of EU regulations after delivering Brexit on January 31.

According to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, businesses and charities are expected to jointly invest up to £160million, alongside a £79million Government injection, as part of the acceleration Detection of Disease programme.

The Tories claim the initiative will recruit up to five million healthy people whose data will help UK scientists research, diagnose, prevent and treat diseases including cancer, dementia and heart disease.

The programme will work alongside the NHS to transform the way people are treated, using artificial intelligence for improved diagnostics, even possibly before symptoms are experienced.

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Mr Metcalfe, who specialises in AI, explained how the technology could play a central role in the project.

He added: “There is no doubt it will have a huge impact, what we need to do is get in front of it and some of the research that the AI group that I chair have done leads us to think that after America and China, the UK is the third-best in the world to come and develop and deploy AI in its various forms.

“It is going to impact every aspect of our lives from the minute we get up, to the last moment we go to bed because it has such huge potential.

“We will use AI in health systems to both stop potential disease, but also spot where we can intervene earlier to prevent certain diseases.

“Machines have the ability to handle huge amounts of data and I think it’s pretty well known the amount of data generated in the

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