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.
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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