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Open data: Holy Grail or Pandora’s box?
Open Data 2022
Dr Gaurav Chandra discusses the importance of making medical data accessible to all, connecting global medical data with precision medicine, and calling awareness to the necessity for different governments to open up their medical data to promote the progress of digital health. The conclusion is that the value of artificial intelligence to healthcare lies in better collaboration, innovation, the inclusion of all stakeholders in decision making, and integrity in data custodianship.
Gaurav Chandra  |  Jun 23 , 2022
AI is key to solving climate-induced migration
Optimization
As humanity grapples with the increasingly severe consequences of climate change, struggles to prevent the worst outcomes, and becomes increasingly aware of AI’s carbon footprint, it must also recognize that AI holds the key to the solution.
Kritika Singh  |  Jun 22 , 2022
Creating an AI-driven organization
Domain Knowledge
Many companies recognize the importance of AI to their businesses, but often cannot deploy it in a successful strategy. To get the most from data, firms need leaders savvy in AI and data analysis to make more flexible and adaptable hierarchies and invest in their greatest assets - employees - equipping them with the tools and motivation to upskill and thrive in the digital age.
Semih Kumluk  |  Jun 21 , 2022
Yes, no, maybe
Generic
What is artificial intelligence really, and how does it work? AI has drawn much attention in recent years, but all the hype and the potential surrounding it often obscure the true situation. AI’s dominance is far from preordained or inevitable, and one must step back and assess things from time to time, as these four characters A, B, C, and D do here.
Nigel Morris-Cotterill  |  Jun 20 , 2022
AI shields intellectually disabled from abuse
Cognition
When people discuss marginalized sections of a society, it is easy to forget those deprived of the fundamental faculties needed to make a living. It is these ‘specially-abled’ citizens who are often hyper-marginalized. AI is now better equipped to help such disadvantaged persons, but further technological advances are still required.
Disha Ganguli  |  Jun 17 , 2022
Success of future biotech innovation to hinge on various factors
New Era
A Nobel laureate MIT professor and a medtech exec talk up how COVID-19 has reshaped attitudes toward public health, fiscal policy, and the state’s economic role, and of how demands for greater supply-chain resilience and autonomy in making medicines have spawned the concept of ‘life-science sovereignty.’
Phillip A. Sharp, Julien Patris  |  Jun 16 , 2022
Medtronic's video monitoring AI boosts surgical efficiency, outcomes
Optimization
Medtronic has always been at the forefront of medical technology, driving breakthrough innovations to transform patient care with next-generation digital solutions. Vice President and General Manager of Digital Surgery at Medtronic, George Murgatroyd, alongside consultant surgeons with the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS), shared interesting reviews on Medtronic's latest innovation; the first AI-powered surgical video and analytics platform tailor-made to improve surgical workflows.
Oladimeji Ewumi  |  Jun 15 , 2022
Scientist puts longevity in the picture
People
Anastasia Georgievskaya is doing important work for the longevity revolution, using AI to develop biomarkers from photos of consumers’ skin. Ironically, consumers seem more interested in offers of enhanced attractiveness than of extended lifespan.
Calum Chace  |  Jun 14 , 2022
The Yuan calls for opening medical data to the world
Open Data 2022
The Yuan is dedicating our Open Medical Data debate series to the birthday of the father of modern artificial intelligence on June 23. Open medical data is an issue for the whole globe, one for both the developed and developing world alike. It is a tech issue and a health issue all in one. How important will open medical datasets be in future? We are trying to answer.
Shifeng Wang  |  Jun 13 , 2022
AI can improve clinical trial efficiency
Optimization
AI has played a crucial role in making clinical trials more effective and less biased, which is also important given the often-vast expenditures of time and money by drug companies.
Suhani Dheer  |  Jun 10 , 2022
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Kirk Borne
Kirk Borne
Kirk Borne is chief science officer at AI startup DataPrime and founder of Data Leadership Group. He provides thought leadership, global speaking, content creation, mentoring, training, and strategy consulting in data science, machine learning, and AI across multiple disciplines.
Rutwik Shah
Rutwik Shah
Rutwik Shah is a physician scientist turned product leader. He builds clinical AI applications that aid physicians and improve patient outcomes at the Center for Clinical Data Science, Mass General and Brigham hospital. Rutwik is also active in the health-tech startup ecosystem, primarily through his advisory role at Berkeley Skydeck.
Richard Dasselaar
Richard Dasselaar
Richard Dasselaar is an expert in digital health strategy and his focus is on the integration of medical AI into our global and regional health technology ecosystems for the timely identification of disease and to bring superior care to those who need it.
Sonish Sivarajkuma
Sonish Sivarajkuma
Sonish Sivarajkuma is a PhD Candidate at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on natural language processing as well as machine learning applications in healthcare. He was previously a senior data scientist at the IQVIA AI Centre of Excellence.
Semih Kumluk
Semih Kumluk
Semih Kumluk counsels Middle Eastern leaders and executives on digital transformation. He launched the first AI certification program in the Middle East. He has led Unilever innovation project teams and built a number of Data Science and AI communities.
Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai is CEO of Google and Alphabet.
Emmanuel R. Goffi
Emmanuel R. Goffi
Emmanuel R. Goffi is the co-founder and co-director of the Global AI Ethics Institute in Paris. He is a philosopher of technology focusing on ethics applied to AI as addressed through cultural perspectives.
Gary Marcus
Gary Marcus
Gary Marcus is a scientist, best-selling author, and serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of Robust.AI and Geometric.AI, acquired by Uber. He is well-known for his challenges to contemporary AI, anticipating many of the current problems decades in advance, and for his research in human language development.An Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at NYU, he is the author of five books, Rebooting AI (with Ernest Davis), The Algebraic Mind, Kluge, The Birth of the Mind, and Guitar Zero, and has often contributed to The New Yorker, Wired, and The New York Times.His most recent book, co-authored with Ernest Davis, Rebooting AI, is one of Forbes’s 7 Must Read Books in AI.
Eduard Musinschi
Eduard Musinschi
Eduard Musinschi is a specialist in digital health and founder of longevity organizations www.lifetimeaward.org and Telewellness UK. He is one of the initiators of the American Association of Precision Medicine’s Coronavirus Task Force.
David Wood
David Wood
David W. Wood was one of the pioneers of the smartphone industry, co-founding Symbian in 1998. Software written by his teams has been included on half a billion smartphones. He has chaired London Futurists since 2008 and is the author or lead editor of 11 books on futurist and technoprogressive topics.