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An Introduction to AI Unit 8: AI in Healthcare and Longevity

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1 Hour
Unit overview

AI is becoming prevalent in healthcare. In this unit, we will look at the myriad of applications in healthcare and discuss if these innovations are gimmicks or if they can actually help us live longer. We will look specifically at wearables, which are now collecting billions points of data. We will also explore longevity and see if there are any anti-ageing implications.

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Dr. Ronjon Nag

Dr. Ronjon Nag has an Engineering PhD (Cambridge), an SM in Management Science (MIT) and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Birmingham). He is president of the R42 Institute and he became a Stanford University Interdisciplinary Distinguished Careers Institute Fellow at the Center for Study for Language and Information in 2016. He works on the Boundaries of Humanity Project looking at intelligence in humans, animals and machines in the age of biotechnology and artificial intelligence. He teaches at Stanford Medical School. He is an active Advisor and Board Member to some 70 AI and Biotech companies. He has also been awarded the IET Mountbatten Medal for contributions to the mobile phone industry.

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What you will learn
By the end of this unit, you will:

• Understand some different ways to collect health data.
• Understand what problems in healthcare can be addressed by AI.
• Understand how AI provides solutions to healthcare.
• Understand how AI might help us live longer.
Who should learn
This introductory course is open to learners of all levels. No computer science or programming experience is needed, but an understanding of simple algebra would be useful.