The Warren Centre’s Paging Dr Robot: The future of data and artificial intelligence in healthcare panel will take place on Tuesday 25 October at the Norman Nock Room in the Kolling Building at the Royal North Shore Hospital as part of the 2016 Spark Festival. Drinks and canapes are included in the ticket price.
About the event
The data challenge in healthcare is staggering. When diagnosing a patient’s condition, the total amount of information that could potentially be useful to a physician is beyond comprehension. Aside from millions of patient histories, medical records and case studies, every year thousands of distinct research papers are published in medical practice and research.
This is a key opportunity for artificial intelligence to have a transformative impact. The ability to mine millions of data fields across different formats, functions and publications and to draw inferences will be indispensable to the future of healthcare. The use of smart systems and IoT in the healthcare system, driven by AI algorithms, will prove to reduce the error rate.
At the same time, although nascent in its introduction and use, the applications of robots to surgery and pharmacy is also a major opportunity. There are already cases where certain health functions are automated and the opportunity in this space will grow.
The Paging Dr Robot panel will study the ways in which artificial intelligence will revolutionise healthcare. It will look at the data challenge in healthcare, the impact of AI algorithms, and the serious challenges to implementing these solutions. It will reveal the biggest opportunities for data start-ups to generate value in this industry.
The panel, moderated by The Warren Centre's Chief Operating Officer, Alexandra Harrington, will consist of leading experts from medicine, academia and industry:
- Fabio Ramos, Associate Professor in AI and Machine Learning, University of Sydney
- Victor Rodrigues, Chief Software Architect, Cochlear
- George Margelis, Adjunct Associate Professor, Western Sydney University and IT in Aged Care Hall of Fame Member
- Frederico Girosi, Head of Research, Health Market Quality, Capital Markets CRC
Paging Dr Robot is part of the Spark Festival 2016, 24-28 October. The Spark Festival is a unique event that aims to connect people, ideas and resources across the start-up ecosystem. Last year 8,000 people attended 63 events in 39 venues across 10 technical tracks including Fintech, Health, IoT, Diversity and Government 2.0. This event is in the Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics track.