David Wood
David Wood
Contributor, The Yuan

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 techno-progressive topics.

Catalyst or Conundrum - with Nigel Morris-Cotterill and David Wood
How is the widespread adoption of AI influencing financial crime? Is it empowering fraudsters or enhancing risk management and regulatory compliance? Today’s episode on the Delta Dialog tries to explore AI's Impact on Financial Crime, Risk, and Regulations.
Delta Dialog  |  Oct 02, 2023
Navigating the Blurred Lines - with Nigel Morris-Cotterill and David Wood
Does AI truly possess intelligence, or is it primarily advanced data processing and pattern recognition? Explore the blurred lines in today’s episode on Delta Dialog.
Delta Dialog  |  Sep 23, 2023
Horizons of AI: Personal assistants - with Satyen K. Bordoloi and David Wood
Unveiling the AI frontier with a focus on personal assistants, this episode navigates the ethical intricacies they bring and the shifting career dynamics in an increasingly AI-powered world. Join us as we delve into the expanding role of AI in daily life.
Delta Dialog  |  Sep 07, 2023
From abacus to singularity: AI’s boundless potential -  with Satyen K. Bordoloi and David Wood
Exploring the transformation of AI's capabilities, from a humble abacus metaphor to the brink of singularity. Satyen Bordoloi delves into ethical obligations guiding tech pioneers in shaping AI's destiny.
Delta Dialog  |  Aug 31, 2023
Data democracy - with Bart de Witte and David Wood
In today’s episode of the Delta Dialog podcast we discuss data democracy as it empowers individuals by ensuring that data ownership and access are decentralized, enabling everyone to have a say in its use. This equitable distribution fosters innovation, transparency, and inclusivity, shaping a future where data-driven insights benefit society as a whole.
Delta Dialog  |  Aug 24, 2023
The power of Open-Source AI - with Bart de Witte and David Wood
Meet Bart de Witte, CEO of HIPPO AI Foundation, as he navigates the realm of open-source AI and its potential in healthcare. Discover how data ownership, regenerative AI, and community benefits intertwine in today’s episode of the Delta Dialog podcast.
Delta Dialog  |  Aug 18, 2023
Nine questions about ‘The Death of Death’
“It is sweet and proper to die,” declared Roman poet Horace. Here with a very different take on that proposition comes The Yuan contributor David Wood, who argues in a new co-authored book The Death of Death that mortality is by no means a biologically foreordained inevitability.
David Wood  |  Jul 19, 2023
Open Medical Data - Digitization, AI Integration, and Ethical Considerations
There is great potential for integrating AI and digitization in healthcare, as well as ethical issues. In the second part of our converstation, Rohitashva Agrawal discusses the hurdles of adopting new technology, "boring" advancements, lifelong learning, the value of teamwork, and emerging trends.
Delta Dialog  |  Jul 14, 2023
Open Medical Data - Transforming Healthcare: AI, ChatGPT, Blockchain, and the Metaverse
Blockchain, the metaverse, chatGPT, AI, and other technologies could revolutionize healthcare. Discover the difficulties and possibilities raised by Rohitashva Agrawal as we examine how to combine innovation and regulation, make use of medical data, and ensure data security in the age of health applications.
Delta Dialog  |  Jul 07, 2023
Open Medical Data - Safety, myths and the potential of AI
Exploring the moral ramifications, equality issues, and fascinating potential of combining AI and open medical data in healthcare. Listen more as we explore patient safety, healthcare inequities, myths, regulatory roles, and the revolutionary potential of AI.
Delta Dialog  |  Jun 29, 2023
Open Medical Data - AI, Open Data, and Healthcare Transformation for Marginalized Populations
Investigating the transformational potential of AI and open medical data. Addressing biases, enhancing patient care, and releasing genetic insights for pharmaceutical research. Join us as we explore the exciting world of AI, open data, and its effects on underrepresented groups.
Delta Dialog  |  Jun 22, 2023
Open Medical Data - AI in healthcare: balancing opportunities and ethical challenges
Open medical data and AI offer benefits in healthcare and workforce planning. However, ethical challenges around privacy, bias, transparency, and autonomy must be addressed. It's vital to use AI responsibly to improve patient outcomes and resource allocation.
Delta Dialog  |  May 11, 2023
Open Medical Data - Revolutionizing health workforce planning
The healthcare industry faces numerous challenges in the health workforce and health systems, from shortages of qualified personnel to increasing demands for quality care. These issues require innovative solutions to ensure a sustainable and effective healthcare system for all.
Delta Dialog  |  Apr 27, 2023
Open Medical Data -  OMD in the US: “Nonexistent with a caveat.”
In this episode Gil Press, David Wood and Emir M. Isler explore the underdevelopment of open medical data in the United States, and the challenges faced by patients who are seeking greater access to their own medical information.
Delta Dialog  |  Apr 06, 2023
Open Medical Data – Being left behind? Pros and Cons of Digital Health in the USA
Digital health tech is upending US healthcare delivery. From wearables that track vital signs to remote consultations with doctors, tech will improve patient outcomes, cut costs, and open access to care, but concerns abound over data privacy and worsened healthcare disparities.
Delta Dialog  |  Mar 23, 2023
Open Medical Data – Into the hype of 2023: ChatGPT
Open medical data and AI are key to easing future pandemics. Tracking a disease guides resource allocation and target interventions, e.g., COVID-19 data enabled severely at-risk groups to be flagged, leading to vaccines and campaigns to shield them, but averting a pandemic needs infrastructure and political will. Ethics are also a factor in shared medical data.
Delta Dialog  |  Mar 09, 2023
Open Medical Data – AI: A money making machine?
AI in healthcare improves patient outcomes, optimizes delivery, and cuts costs. In 2023, AI is set to greatly impact open medical data - a key resource for researchers and healthcare professionals to devise better treatments in tandem with AI data analysis and interpretation.
Delta Dialog  |  Feb 24, 2023
The Yuan AI 2023: Transitioning from narrow AI to broad AI
The Yuan AI 2023
AI programs and tech have grabbed headlines with their ability to perform demanding tasks, but until now most have been limited to narrow specialties, lacking the ability to execute a wider variety of tasks across many fields. 2023 may very well prove to be the year this changes.
David Wood  |  Dec 19, 2022
Open Medical Data - The European Strategy: a waste of time or due diligence?
Europe is a top AI player but is also notorious for regulation. This third episode of the Delta Dialog talks Europe’s open medical data and AI. The tech is new, so rules and policy lag. The European Health Data Space, Data Act, GDPR and new AI Act thus all demand major attention.
Delta Dialog  |  Dec 18, 2022
Open Medical Data - A fairytale or the future?
This second episode of the Delta Dialog deals with a very different perspective on open medical data than the first session, namely the difficulty of the challenges to be overcome. These are data quality, utility of AI within open medical data, policy, funding, and human capital.
Delta Dialog  |  Dec 09, 2022
Open Medical Data - What is it and how does it work?
Delta Dialog is The Yuan’s brand new podcast series, and its first topic of conversation is open medical data. Medicine is a very important topic in today’s society and AI and data play a very big role in many of the processes applied within the industry, from micro to macro levels.
Delta Dialog  |  Nov 22, 2022
A day in the life of Patricia in 2045
New era
Given the great changes in our society wrought by AI, and all the new possibilities, one can only imagine what life might be like in the future. The future life of this woman, Patricia, may seem impossible today, but is an example of how things once thought to be mere fantasy very quickly become reality.
David Wood  |  Jul 18, 2022