All of us here in AIMed are excited about what is going to take place next week. For the first time, we are live-streaming our breakfast briefings to be held in Chicago, Boston,
We hope our attendees are able to enjoy and participate in the discussions without having to come to the venue personally. The effort coincides with our mission and values. AIMed is creating a platform to bring together experts and interested parties from various sectors, to brainstorm on the impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) and related new technology’s impact on medicine and healthcare.
As you probably have read in the latest edition of AIMed magazine: The Global AI issue, we showcased what individuals from various parts of the World are able to achieve with the aid of AI. We also put together different opinions on technology made by specialists, legal representative and practicing physicians.
Focus of our breakfast briefings
As mentioned, the core dialogue for the upcoming three breakfast briefings revolves around radiology. Some may view this as the prequel or a mount up to the major AIMed Radiology event taking place this June. Either all, speakers share their ideas and bring about discussions on various topics including unbiased Ground Truth Data.
Recently, some questioned if the AI community is truly diverse as none of the faculty members for the newly established Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) is Black. Likewise, for the ethics-focused conglomerate between Google and several other tech companies back in 2016.
A biased AI algorithm or careless exclusion of certain groups in AI ethics debate, mean some of us may find it hard to benefit from the technology. Silos may be created as a result and in the case of medicine, it may yield unforeseen errors with tremendous impact. Therefore, AIMed believes in the need to address these issues, hoping they will not fall off the table, as society advances.
Other topics to look out for are IT infrastructures within the healthcare system to uphold AI and new technology, how to encourage collaborations between clinicians and vendor to develop tools that are of clinical utility and does not disturb the present workflow. How to protect patients’ privacy and last but not least, speeding up research but not putting scientific integrity at risk etc.
Speakers and Registrations
The breakfast briefing at Chicago will take place on 9 April (Tuesday) between 8 – 10 am CDT at Gleacher Center, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The invited speakers are Paul J. Chang, professor and vice-chairman of Radiology Informatics at the University of Chicago School of Medicine, Utku Pamuksuz, chief data scientist of Inference Analytics and analytics lecturer at the University of Chicago and Dave Fornell, editor of Imaging Technology News (ITN) and Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) magazines. If you are coming personally to the event, please register through this eventbrite page. If you are attending it online via live-streaming, please register here.
The breakfast briefing at Boston will take place on 10 April (Wednesday) between 8 – 10am EDT at GSV Labs. The invited speakers are John Quackenbush, Henry Pickering Walcott Professor of computational biology and bioinformatics and chair of the department of biostatistics, T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Neil Tenenholtz, director of machine learning, MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science, Sara Gerke, research fellow, medicine, artificial intelligence and law at the Petrie-Flom Center for health law policy, biotechnology and bioethics, Harvard Law School and Esteban Rubens, global principal for enterprise imaging at PureStorage. If you are coming personally to the event, please register through this
The breakfast briefing in Toronto will take place on 11 April (Thursday) between 8 – 10 am EDT at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute Building. The invited speakers are medical imaging informatics consultant Donald K. Dennison, Dr. Anna Golderberg, senior scientist, genetics and genome biology program, SickKids Research Institute, Dr. April Khademi, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Ryerson University and principal investigator of the Image Analysis in Medicine Lab (IAMLAB) and Dr. Errol Colak, radiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital. If you are coming personally to the event, please register through this
This blog entry has been updated on 9 April 2019.
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