Executive Director of Medical AI Labs, Tencent, Dr. Wei Fan shares his thoughts on AI in healthcare. He delivered a keynote speech at Intelligent Health UK 2020: Building the next generation of smart health services - Tencent's digital therapeutics platform for chronic diseases.
Ahead of the London premiere of Intelligent Health UK, we interviewed the UK Research Lead at Google Health, Dr Alan Karthikesalingam, about his thoughts on healthcare innovation ahead of his headline talk: Overcoming challenges to bring digital transformation to healthcare - a physician’s perspective.
Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful - Joshua J. Marine
We're calling out to all experts from our 51,000 community members to help us solve some of medicine's greatest challenges. If you have the tech expertise to work together in multi-disciplinary groups to solve the grand challenges below, join us for practical outcomes:
After practicing medicine for over 30 years, being a 62 year old “disruptor” is as exciting as it is frustrating. Curiosity about emerging technologies exposed me to many “solutions” while 3 decades of patient interactions presented many problems which could be solved “if I could only get…..”. Today’s technologies frequently offer answers only visible to those posing the right questions. Being 62 one develops a long list of questions.
London, December 13th 2019
The Intelligent Health AI global summit series, in partnership with NHSX, will bring the AI and health community to the ExCeL London next February to advance discussions on how to apply AI and drive technological collaboration in healthcare.
Intelligent Health UK, in partnership with NHSX, will bring the global AI and health community to the ExCeL London for a one-day event to advance discussions on how to apply AI and drive technological collaboration in healthcare.
"MEDICAL AI is very different from AI, if somebody tells you that you can apply a black box model on AI for medical... I think that guy doesn't know what he's talking about" said Dr. Wei Fan, Executive Director of Medical AI Labs at Tencent.
With a PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University, infused with a passion for medicine, Wei was invited in 2017 to establish the Tencent Medical Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
A White Paper by Cardiophoenix
Cardio vascular diseases are responsible for more deaths than all cancers combined, and the fight starts in Primary Care, where patients expect heart diseases to be first detected during patient screening.
The need for innovation in heart disease diagnostics in Primary Care
However, it is a little-known fact that the current State-of-the-Art medical device used in Primary Care, can only detect/diagnose about 44% of all common heart disease. This limitation makes ECG’s lack of overall effectiveness highly questionable as a first use diagnostic device for use in widespread patient screening for heart diseases in Primary Care.
A White Paper by Infoholic Research LLP
The term Artificial Intelligence conjures images of science fiction with advanced technologies used by governments and large corporations. The images are true to an extent in that it’s the large corporations which were the early adopters of the technology. However, the technology has been in use and is being utilized by various industries such as retail, and healthcare among others. For instance, whenever an online retailer suggests complementary products to your purchase, its AI at work. Within the medical industry AI has been making rapid inroads into various sectors. From predicting diseases to clinical outcomes and reading radiology examinations, AI is slowly but surely pervading medicine.
By Artur Olesch, digital health journalist, researcher, and blogger based in Germany (Berlin).
Patients with venereal diseases, mental disorders, or some skin problems are often afraid to visit a doctor. How can we help people with stigmatized, embarrassing diseases?
Last week I watched “Embarrassing bodies” online. In this popular 2007 documentary-style series, Dr Christian Jessen and Dr Dawn Harper help patients with neglected health problems. Of course it’s only a TV show, but it draws attention to the fact that embarrassing illnesses can leave many people feeling isolated. For these patients we need personalized diagnosis alternatives.
London, 9th September 2019
The World Health Organisation, Google, Microsoft, The United Nations, The FDA, CERN, The Novartis Foundation and the global AI and healthcare community will gather in Basel Switzerland this week.
The global Artificial Intelligence and healthcare community from over 68 countries worldwide will gather in Basel, the pharma hub of Switzerland next week to attend the Intelligent Health Summit (September 11th-12th), discuss how AI can be used to prevent and solve some of the world's greatest healthcare problems and improve the health of the human race.