Lecture explores relationship between artificial intelligence and healthcare

EXPERTS in artificial intelligence and healthcare came together for an inaugural joint lecture between the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and Kings College London’s School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences.

The evening featured presentations from experts in artificial intelligence, including Jonny Hancox, senior data scientist at NVIDIA, Dr Jorge Cardoso, senior lecturer at King’s College London and Chief Technology Officer of London Medical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence Centre for Value Based Healthcare (AI4VBH), and Dr James Teo, clinical director of data science and consultant neurologist at King’s College Hospital.

The presentations were followed by a panel discussion which explored topical questions such as AI safety in clinical settings – what issues should be addressed? and Should/will society embrace AI?

Professor Stephen O’Connor, IPEM President, said the lecture was a stellar collaboration between IPEM and King’s College London, involving three established experts in artificial intelligence from the international stage.   

‘AI in society and healthcare was described in an understandable way for the very broad audience ranging from students, researchers and healthcare professionals,’ he said.

‘As we move forward towards integrating artificial intelligence into healthcare, such events are important steps in clearly communicating the application of this type of technology.’

Professor Stephen Keevil, the evening’s panel moderator and Head of Medical Physics at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and former IPEM President, said the lecture was a high impact event with a high-powered audience.

‘What I really enjoyed about the evening was the way it brought together people from different backgrounds, all with a shared interest in the future of medical technology,’ he said.

‘The future of artificial intelligence applied to healthcare is a major topic at the moment, and something that both professionals and the public want to know more about.’

Approximately 200 attendees, ranging from students and researchers to chief executives, attended the lecture.

You can watch a recording of the lecture via IPEM’s YouTube™ channel here.

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Posted: Nov 26, 2019,
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