A SOFTWARE development and data analysist has delivered a successful proof of concept for a new AI-led software. 

Wimborne-based Talk Think Do’s new development could provide ground-breaking insight into the socioeconomic impact of exercise on young people. 

Dr Gareth Sherwood, a leader in the not-for-profit industry, spotted an opportunity for bespoke technology to create efficiencies for charities and approached Talk Think Do. 

An example of how the technology will work is the use of data from the Junction Leisure Centre in Broadstone.  

Initial results have indicated regular swimming reduces mortality from cardiovascular disease by 40 per cent, projecting that swimming in the area is saving lives and the NHS millions in the long-term. 

The hope is the software would enable community organisations to demonstrate the long-term benefits of services on public health and enable stretched organisations to secure further funding. 

Ian Rathbone, head of engineering at Talk Think Do, said: “The potential of this project is massive. If we can develop a system that could be rolled out nationally, together we could revolutionise the way data is handled, processed, and reviewed in the not-for-profit sector, freeing up time and giving hours back to charity workers. 

“Delivering the proof of concept demonstrates that the software will not only work but will also deliver immense efficiencies for the sector. Getting this proof over the line and in a solid place is the first step to enable this project to fly.  

“We’re excited to see where this concept could go next and feel very privileged to have been involved in its conception.” 

Dr Sherwood added: “By working with the team at Talk Think Do, harnessing their knowledge, skills and the power of AI we might be able to create a real, sustainable and cost-effective programme that could measure and accurately report on the social impact that community activity can have on different demographics.  

“In so doing, we could influence changes in Government and public spending to better improve public health and community harmony for the long-term.”