DELTA DIALOG DELTA DIALOG is a series of discussions and interviews on AI and technology as in its development, usage in different sectors and industries, and how it engages or better said changes the world.Together with experts from diverse industries, the show explores many perspectives regarding AI and technology that has everyday implications around the world.
Dec 07, 2023 Content Partner
The Digital Visionary - with Moein Shariatnia and David Wood
In this episode, we discuss AI models reshaping diabetic retinopathy diagnosis and management, addressing challenges with enhanced accuracy. Real-world studies validate their effectiveness, often outperforming manual grading. Tune in to listen why the convergence of medical and machine learning expertise becomes increasingly crucial for future healthcare professionals.
Further Reading:
- AI-driven Healthcare - with Moein Shariatnia and David Wood
- Deep generative models deploy in radiology
- Computer vision AI offers hope in diagnosing, treating skin disorders

Nov 30, 2023 Content Partner
Precision in Practice - with Simone Castello and David Wood
In this episode, we explore the dynamic landscape of modern healthcare, delve into the accelerating growth of the global surgical robotics market and the symbiotic benefits they bestow upon patients and medical practitioners alike. Tune in to uncover the intersection of cutting-edge technology and crucial healthcare issues in this insightful exploration.
Further Reading:
- AI Development and Genomics - with Simone Castello and David Wood
- AI and precision medicine are driving a genomics revolution
- The Future of Precision Medicine in Africa, the World

Nov 23, 2023 Content Partner
AI-driven Healthcare - with Moein Shariatnia and David Wood
The dynamic landscape of AI in healthcare has witnessed a remarkable shift from single-task models to the emergence of powerful multimodal deep learning models. Tune in as we navigate the intersection of technology and healthcare, highlighting both the promises and pitfalls in the journey toward a more efficient and patient-centric medical future.
Further Reading:
- Medical field takes first steps toward tackling ‘hallucination’ by LLMs
- AI healthcare research is prone to numerous flaws, pitfalls
- Google’s AI will help the world by detecting diabetic retinopathy

Nov 17, 2023 Content Partner
AI Development and Genomics - with Simone Castello and David Wood
Dive into the future of technology and healthcare as we explore the dynamic intersection of AI development and genomics with Simone Castello, a seasoned writer and digital marketing expert based in Cambridge, UK.
Further Reading:
- Does AI development need to hit the brakes or the gas pedal?
- AI and precision medicine are driving a genomics revolution
- Rise of robo-surgeons to benefit patients, medical practitioners alike

Nov 10, 2023 Content Partner
The Med-Tech World Summit - with Dylan Attard and David Wood
In today’s episode we discover the Med-Tech World Summit, a global platform at the forefront of healthtech innovation, connecting thought leaders, healthcare professionals, and entrepreneurs in the pursuit of groundbreaking solutions and change within the healthcare industry.
Further Reading:
- AI reimbursement to turbocharge medtech revolution
- AI is stealthily redefining, revolutionizing auditory health
- Medical field takes first steps toward tackling ‘hallucination’ by LLMs

Nov 03, 2023 Content Partner
Health tech and innovation in healthcare - with Dylan Attard and David Wood
Health tech, at the intersection of healthcare and technology, is revolutionizing the way we approach, deliver, and experience healthcare.. In this episode, we explore the latest developments, challenges, and opportunities in the ever-evolving world of health tech.
Further Reading:
- Pitch Disruptive Healthcare Innovation at the Med-Tech World Summit by SiGMA
- AI turbocharges health data mining, enhances lifespans, healthspans
- Future technology director reveals her vision for US biotech’s course ahead

Oct 26, 2023 Content Partner
Anger management in the digital age - with Disha Ganguli and David Wood
In this episode, we discover the AI-driven revolution in anger management such as precise diagnosis, innovative treatments, and stigma reduction. Explore how AI is reshaping the way we approach and address anger-related challenges, ushering in a new era of emotional well-being.
Further Reading:
- What happens when anger issues encounter AI?
- ChatGPT must never be regarded as a panacea for mental health
- AI’s Role in Detecting Mental Diseases

Oct 20, 2023 Content Partner
The Intersection of AI and Mental Health - with Disha Ganguli and David Wood
In this episode, we delve into the dynamic world of AI and mental health with Disha Ganguli. Discover the profound influence of AI on mental health, its potential to revolutionize ADHD management, and the complex challenges it faces.
Further Reading:
- AI-aided diagnosis, treatment bring a ray of hope to ADHD sufferers
- ChatGPT must never be regarded as a panacea for mental health
- AI’s Role in Detecting Mental Diseases

Oct 11, 2023 Content Partner
AI, collaboration, and health - with Sean Cassidy
Join us for an in-depth conversation with Sean Cassidy, CEO of Lucem Health, as we explore AI's transformative role in healthcare, innovation collaboratives, real-world impacts, and the future of patient-centric medicine.
Further Reading:
- AI chatbots shine healthcare light on India’s rural residents
- AI turbocharges health data mining, enhances lifespans, healthspans
- Projections for digital health investments in 2023 show interesting trends

Oct 06, 2023 Content Partner
Generative AI, cybercrime, and scamability, with Stacey Edmonds
One of the short-term concerns raised by artificial intelligence is cybercrime. Cybercrime didn’t start with AI, of course, but it is already being aggravated by AI, and will become more so.

Oct 02, 2023 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- AI crime prevention tiptoes between enforcement, racism
- Life and crime in the metaverse: Trust, trustless, and zero trust
- Cutting edge technology is driving financial savings for AI in healthcare

Sep 14, 2023 Content Partner
Longevity Summit Dublin: four new mini-interviews
This episode consists of a number of short interviews recorded at the Longevity Summit Dublin between 17th and 20th August, featuring a variety of different speakers from the Summit.

Sep 07, 2023 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- Federated learning includes democratized and personalized AI with privacy by design
- The next trillion-dollar business: personal AI assistants - part 2
- The next trillion-dollar business: personal AI assistants - part 3

Aug 31, 2023 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- AI will never outwit humans because it is no ‘smarter’ than an abacus is
- Cognitive Computing, the Final Frontier in Full Adoption of Medical AI
- Poorer Nations Can Benefit Medical AI Companies

Aug 24, 2023 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- The Democratization of Medical AI
- Data handling is a key but often overlooked part of governance
- Daron Acemoglu talks cracks in democracy's economic base with The Yuan

Aug 18, 2023 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- Democratizing medical AI together: Is IP really protecting innovation?
- The power of love
- The Democratization of Medical AI

Aug 10, 2023 Content Partner
What's new in longevity, with Martin O'Dea
Our guest in this episode is Martin O'Dea. As the CEO of Longevity Events Limited, Martin is the principal organiser of the annual Longevity Summit Dublin. In a past life, Martin lectured on business strategy at Dublin Business School. He has been keeping a close eye on the longevity space for more than ten years, and is well placed to speak about how the field is changing.

Aug 03, 2023 Content Partner
Investing in AI, with John Cassidy
Our topic in this episode is investing in AI, so we're delighted to have as our guest John Cassidy, a Partner at Kindred Capital, a UK-based venture capital firm. Before he became an investment professional, John co-founded, a precision oncology company which exited to Dante Labs in 2019.

Jul 27, 2023 Content Partner
Transformational transformers, with Jeremy Kahn
Our guest in this episode is Jeremy Kahn, a senior writer at Fortune Magazine, based in the UK. He writes about artificial intelligence and other disruptive technologies, from quantum computing to augmented reality. Previously he was at Bloomberg for eight years, again writing mostly about technology, and in moving to Fortune he was returning to his journalistic roots, as he started his career there in 1997, when he was based in New York.

Jul 20, 2023 Content Partner
The Death of Death, with José Cordeiro
An intriguing possibility created by the exponential growth in the power of our technology is that within the lifetimes of people already born, death might become optional. Show co-hosts Calum and David are both excited about this idea, but our excitement is as nothing compared to the exuberant enthusiasm of our guest in this episode, José Cordeiro.

Jul 14, 2023 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- Effective ethical data privacy management ups participation in AI projects
- The False Promise of ‘Ethical AI’
- Parable: AI and data integration will confer myriad capabilities on hospitals

Jul 07, 2023 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- Open health data will help fix India's healthcare
- Metaverse in medicine: hope or dope?
- Potential applications of ChatGPT in healthcare in India

Jun 29, 2023 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- Five exciting healthcare trends to watch out for in Africa next year
- The False Promise of ‘Ethical AI’
- A Q&A with ChatGPT sheds light on how AI works in healthcare

Jun 22, 2023 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- Open medical data to make Africa ‘new breeding ground for digital health’
- Five exciting healthcare trends to watch out for in Africa next year
- Reimagining Africa’s Post-Pandemic Healthcare Through AI: A Roadmap to Maturity

Jun 15, 2023 Content Partner
Revolutionizing the EU healthcare landscape and AI usage
Through their cutting-edge AI solutions, businesses are transforming healthcare in the EU. Advanced algorithms are increasing patient outcomes, diagnostic efficiency and accuracy, and the analysis of medical imaging. To learn more about the impact of AI on healthcare and the future of radiology, listen to the entire episode.
Further Reading:
- Future import of Europe’s latest AI achievements
- Data ownership and open health: A revolution in healthcare?
- ThirdEye’s AR smart glasses revolutionize healthcare

Jun 08, 2023 Content Partner
GPT-4 and the EU’s AI Act, with John Higgins
The European Commission and Parliament were busily debating the Artificial Intelligence Act when GPT-4 launched on 14 March. As people realised that GPT technology was a game-changer, they called for the Act to be reconsidered. Famously, the EU contains no tech giants, so cutting edge AI is mostly developed in the US and China. But the EU is more than happy to act as the world’s most pro-active regulator of digital technologies, including AI.

Jun 01, 2023 Content Partner
The AI suicide race, with Jaan Tallinn
The race to create advanced AI is becoming a suicide race. That's part of the thinking behind the open letter from the Future of Life Institute which "calls on all AI labs to immediately pause for at least six months the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4".In this episode, our guest, Jaan Tallinn, explains why he sees this pause as a particularly important initiative.

May 24, 2023 Content Partner
Longevity, the 56 trillion dollar opportunity, with Andrew Scott
Technological changes have economic impact. It's not just that technology allows more goods and services to be produced more efficiently and at greater scale. It's also that these changes disrupt previous assumptions about the conduct of human lives, human relationships, and the methods to save money to buy goods and services.

May 17, 2023 Content Partner
The key workforce skills for 2026, with Mike Howells
Which skills will be most valuable in the workforce in 2026? In the latest London Futurists Podcast, Michael Howells of Pearson highlights profound implications of automation and AI on careers and on retraining.

May 11, 2023 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- Healthcare poised for transformation in Big Data era
- A Q&A with ChatGPT sheds light on how AI works in healthcare
- The False Promise of ‘Ethical AI’

May 05, 2023 Content Partner
Humanizing AI: Voice-assisted Automation
Voice-assisted AI has revolutionized customer-business interactions, but there is potential for further development in the field. Overcoming challenges is necessary to capitalize on untapped opportunities and meet customer demands
Further Reading:
- The next trillion-dollar business: personal AI assistants - part 1
- AI Helps India Achieve Stable Mental Health
- Future healthcare will be more virtual, personalized, mobile

Apr 27, 2023 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- Universal open medical data necessary for global health equity
- The trek towards US health data interoperability goes at a snail’s pace
- Pitfalls of AI in public health and medicine call for vigilance

Apr 19, 2023 Content Partner
A defence of human uniqueness against AI encroachment, with Kenn Cukier
A defence of human uniqueness against AI encroachment, with Kenn Cukier Despite the impressive recent progress in AI capabilities, there are reasons why AI may be incapable of possessing a full "general intelligence". And although AI will continue to transform the workplace, some important jobs will remain outside the reach of AI. In other words, the Economic Singularity may not happen, and AGI may be impossible. These are views defended by our guest in this episode, Kenneth Cukier, the Deputy Executive Editor of The Economist newspaper.

Apr 13, 2023 Content Partner
Unlocking the power of data: Breeding next-generation data scientists
Data science unlocks data’s value to enable decision-making that transforms healthcare, finance, agriculture, and transport. Its models confer competitiveness and drive vast demand for data scientists. Burgeoning data fuel the need for data science as a huge development catalyst.
Further Reading:
- Open health data will help fix India's healthcare
- Data ownership and open health: A revolution in healthcare?
- US AI Policy Targets Healthcare, Education, Climate Change

Apr 06, 2023 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- Healing US Healthcare With AI
- US must pave way for open medical data
- Can AI Fix US Healthcare?

Mar 31, 2023 Content Partner
Delta Dialog Content Partner Series - AI, Chips and Drug Discovery
As the field of artificial intelligence continues to rapidly advance, there is growing interest in its potential applications to drug development. With the ability to process vast amounts of data and make complex predictions, AI has the potential to greatly accelerate the drug discovery process, leading to more efficient and effective treatments for a range of diseases. However, there are also important ethical and regulatory considerations that must be taken into account when using AI in drug development.
Further Reading:
- DL boosts India’s drug development - part 1
- AI Takes Shortcuts in Drug Discovery
- AI, Robotics Team in Drug Discovery

Mar 23, 2023 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- What is next for digital health?
- NLP breakthroughs may advance healthcare practice
- The Yuan AI 2023: DL to loom large in future AI in healthcare

Mar 09, 2023 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- Is ChatGPT really a ‘code red’ for Google Search? Maybe not
- Overcoming the limitations of large language models
- Is Microsoft’s big bet on OpenAI a slam dunk or long shot?

Feb 24, 2023 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- Crafting New Business Models for a New Future
- The next trillion-dollar business: personal AI assistants - part 1
- The Yuan AI 2023: Transitioning from narrow AI to broad AI

Jan 25, 2023 Content Partner
Presenting gedanken experiments, with David Brin
Sci-fi author Davin Brin, winner of the Hugo, Locus, Campbell, and Nebula awards, whose narratives feature sci-tech change that is plausible rather than pure fantasy, talks with The Yuan about ETs, solar exploration, what the next destination is on humanity’s stellar trek, and all manner of otherworldly phenomena in this wide-ranging Delta Dialog brought to you in collaboration with our content partner London Futurists.

Jan 18, 2023 Content Partner
Inventing the future of computing, with Alessandro Curioni
Alessandro Curioni, Director of IBM Research, chats with The Yuan about next-level AI - exemplified by ChatGPT, MidJourney and Stable Diffusion - and its awesome future implications. He also draws on his 25-year experience with the tech titan to explain how we got here, and where we’re going in this episode of Delta Dialog, in cooperation with our content partner London Futurists.

Jan 11, 2023 Content Partner
Assessing quantum computing, with Ignacio Cirac
Quantum computing is an enigma. Unlike classical computing, which uses binary digits - bits - that are either on or off, quantum computing uses qubits, which are simultaneously both on and off. Prof Ignacio Cirac, Director of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, discusses how this massively boosts its computational might in this installment of The Yuan’s Delta Dialog, in collaboration with our content partner London Futurists.

Dec 18, 2022 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- Recent developments in the AI Act and its future timeline
- Rocky road besets Europe’s bid to open medical data
- More data is better? Bias in big datasets impacts ML models

Dec 09, 2022 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- Open access: independent testing, incentives are needed for high-quality data
- AI’s Slow Adoption Jibes With Former Failures
- AI Startups Are Doing Poorly, as Is AI Overall

Nov 22, 2022 Content Partner
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.
Further Reading:
- Education is key to opening Africa’s medical data
- Why AI? Implications for the Healthcare Industry
- A day in the life of Patricia in 2045

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