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AI for the Public Good: The Case for Open Sourced and Decentralized Medical AI


April 9, 2019

17:00 - 17:30

_Stage A, Hall 1.2

Note: This session will be held in English.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformative forces of our time, but it is not a silver bullet. It is bound to alter the fabric of society, but it has both the potential of increasing or decreasing access to healthcare services. It could lead to a privatization of medical knowledge, which Bart calls the anti-Gutenberg moment of healthcare. But if done, based on the principles of collaboration instead of competing, openness instead of closed, and plurality instead of monopoly, it presents the greatest opportunity to increase prosperity and growth, without losing our fundamental European rights such as the right having access to healthcare.

AI is key for addressing many of the grand challenges facing the world, such as global health and wellbeing as expressed in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. During his talk, Bart will guide you through a journey, that will give you some insights in the foundation of exponential thinking, give you an overview on where AI is already over-performing on humans today, and he will explain why he left his corporate career to follow his most important mission, the creation of an open source movement and community for AI in healthcare.


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Bart de Witte, Founder, HIPPO AI Foundation