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.

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