Technology Impacting Practice

145. 2018 Presidents’ Lecture: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Health

Sunday, October 21
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
CE: 1.5

Session Level 2- Intermediate

Artificial Intelligence is transforming every aspect of society, leveraging the exponential growth of sensors, data and computing power around the world to enable machines to sense, comprehend, act and learn. AI has the potential to improve safety and efficiency, reduce cost, and unlock new capabilities across industries, and to transform every aspect of our daily lives. The health care field is no exception. According to recent reports, investment in health care applications of AI could exceed $10 billion in five years, and key clinical health AI applications can potentially create $150 billion in annual savings for the US healthcare economy by 2026. But the impact of AI on health will extend beyond the medical industry, driving fundamental changes not just in diagnosis and treatment, but also in our understanding of the role of lifestyle and behavior in preventing health problems. How will AI transform the way that we provide health care, and the skills and experience that health care professionals will need to meet the evolving expectations of consumers in an AI-driven world?

Learning Need Codes:

  • 1080 - Legislation, public policy
  • 4040 - Disease prevention
  • 9020 - Evaluation and application of research

Mary K. Russell, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

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William Carter

William A. Carter is deputy director of the Technology Policy Program at CSIS. His research focuses on international cyber and technology policy issues, including artificial intelligence, surveillance and privacy, data localization, cyber conflict and deterrence, financial sector cybersecurity, and law enforcement and technology, including encryption. He has spoken at events and conferences around the world and participated in Track 2 dialogues on cyber and technology policy issues with China, Russia, and Australia. Before joining CSIS, he worked in the Goldman Sachs Investment Strategy Group, where he performed research and analysis on geopolitics and the macro economy and produced reports and presentations on international affairs and current events and their impact on markets. He previously worked at the Council on Foreign Relations and at Caxton Associates, a New York hedge fund. He graduated from New York University with a B.A. in economics.

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