Bart de Witte
Bart de Witte
Contributor, The Yuan

Bart de Witte is an expert on digital transformation in healthcare in Europe. He is the initiator of the Berlin-based non-profit organization HIPPO AI Foundation which aims to make AI in medicine a community asset, creating a foundation for a sustainable and equitable society.

Democratizing medical AI together: Is IP really protecting innovation?
Domain knowledge
Patents and intellectual property laws are key to protecting innovation, but can also hinder openness and ease of sharing, problems during crises like COVID-19. Berlin-based nonprofit the Hippo AI Foundation is on a quest to promote openness, cooperation, and innovation without sacrificing safeguards.
The Yuan 2023: Six AI trends in 2023
The Yuan AI 2023
As 2022 draws to a close, it is time to start looking ahead to the future of AI and its impact in 2023. Bart de Witte, an expert on digital transformation in healthcare and founder of Berlin-based non-profit HIPPO AI, which aims to make AI in medicine a community asset, predicts what AI holds in store for 2023, and thereafter.
Bart de Witte  |  Dec 26, 2022
Myths surrounding open source AI must be dispelled
New era
Open source data and AI hold many advantages, yet still have a reputation as insecure and unreliable. AI expert Bart de Witte looks at several common misconceptions about OS data and explains the real situation.
Bart de Witte  |  Sep 12, 2022
The power of love
New era
Most people cannot distinguish between an account operated by an actual human and one that is simply a chatbot. As algorithms and bots become more sophisticated, they influence how people think, emotions they express, and even their personalities. Such ‘sentient’ AI with the power to control emotions, actions, and opinions is potentially highly dangerous. More oversight is thus needed, but this should not come at the expense of openness or benefits to society.
Bart de Witte  |  Jul 22, 2022
The Legal Black Box Conundrum
Emerging markets
Fears that intellectual property lawyers, policymakers and lobbyists are determining the future of health is real. But HIPPO AI founder Bart de Witte believes artificial intelligence policymakers should start focusing more on open-source AI for healthcare, to create true transparency and trust.
Bart de Witte  |  Mar 29, 2022
False Promise of a Digital Health Utopia
New era
The future of medicine is a battlefield. Unnoticed by most of the public, a ruthless distribution war is underway for all of our health data. Who gets access? Who has to pay for it? Will patients still control their own data? Bart de Witte wants society to wake up to the issue, strengthen the European economy, and build a new, digital social market economy.
Bart de Witte  |  Mar 21, 2022
The Democratization of Medical AI
The future of healthcare is uncertain until we know who owns the life-saving information generated from data extracted from our bodies, and who owns the data generated from machine learning applications related to medical diagnostic research. HIPPO AI founder Barte de Witte examines the only two options society has in this regard: open collaboration or privatization.
Bart de Witte  |  Jul 19, 2021