Companion robots were created to improve social engagement, and for the purposes of creating real or apparent companionship for human beings. They have become something of a boon in the healthcare sector recently providing comfort especially for the elderly. Janet Sawari examines the role of companion robots and their place in modern medical care.More +
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk warned in a 2019 interview that the very nature of the Artificial Intelligence they are building, is one that crushes humans in all games, and asked how long it will be before humans being supported by AI becomes AI supported by humans, and whether the world is getting closer to AI-driven conflicts. Information Technology engineer Pawel Piotr Maksymiak imagines army HQ staff with increased visibility of the battlefield, and increased speed of decision-making approved by default by operational executives and examines NORAD and NORTHCOM AI-systems and notes that AI algorithms after a while become proverbial ‘black boxes,’ with data being processed and analyzed by AI/machine learning algorithms that get ever harder to follow, and he muses on how to ultimately understand how decisions are really being made, and the potentially dire consequences of non-comprehension.More +
Calum Chace is a keynote speaker and best-selling writer on AI. He focuses on the medium- and long-term impact of AI on all of us, our societies and our economies. He is the author of ‘Surviving AI,’ about strong AI and superintelligence.
Lenny Mendonca, Senior Partner Emeritus at McKinsey & Company, is a former chief economic and business adviser to Governor Gavin Newsom of California and chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority.
Laura Tyson, former chair of the US President’s Council of Economic Advisers, is Professor of the Graduate School at the Haas School of Business and Chair of the Blum Center Board of Trustees at the University of California, Berkeley.
Emmanuel Fombu is a physician with a particular interest in the future of healthcare. Among his many accomplishments, he also holds a certification in AI: Implications for Business Strategy from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Computer Science AI Lab.
Evelyne Bischof is chief physician associate of internal medicine at University Hospital Renji of Jiaotong University Shanghai and an executive at the Longevity Science Foundation. Her research focus is oncology and longevity medicine, AI and digital health, precision medicine, biogerontology and geronto-oncology.
Nicolas Ibanez is a physical therapist with a specialty in osteopathy and a passion for Digital Health Solutions. He has extensive experience in digital health solutions and is founder of Nuve, a health food franchise, EasyMD, a telehealth startup and Fisiomed, Nicaragua’s first sports medical clinic.
Reza Jarral is a physician, Edmund Hillary Fellow and a 'AI4Health' advisor at the World Health Organisation. Prior to joining CareHQ as the clinical director for virtual health, Reza worked alongside marginalised communities for over a decade, delivering care at the front line in the NHS, New Zealand and sub-Saharan Africa.
Verena Voelter is the founder and managing director of 5P Health Care Solutions, a consulting firm that supports the cocreation of innovative solutions for a modern value-based health care system. She is author of ‘It Takes 5 to Tango – From Competition to Cooperation in Health Care.’
Ikechukwu Enyeribe Anyanwu
Ikechukwu Enyeribe Anyanwu is a physician with over eight years of experience in clinical and hospital management. His interests span across global health management, healthcare quality improvement, digital health transformation and the strategic application of artificial intelligence in healthcare.
Gaurav Chandra is the Chief Operating Officer of Enzolytics, a drug development company. He also runs a platform that uses AI to assess the effects of nutrition, genetics and gut microbiome on chronic medical diseases and infectious diseases. He is a strong proponent of AI's role in early drug discovery and development.