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Salon: Paging Dr. Robot—How A.I. is Revolutionizing Healthcare

Sunday, June 5, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

IBM’s Watson has the ability to make a diagnosis. Apps can track and monitor patient emergencies. Our phones may soon be our medical advisors. Preventive and diagnostic medicine is on the cusp of an AI revolution that will no doubt save lives. But when it comes to matters of life and death, should decisions be left to machines? Join us for a deep dive into the medical, ethical and all-too-human ramifications of allowing AI to have a controlling stake in our health and our lives.

The Big Ideas Series is supported in part by the John Templeton Foundation. 

Moderator

Emily SenayPhysician Journalist

Emily Senay is a physician, medical and public health educator, broadcast journalist, and author. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a clinician in the World Trade Center Health Program in New York City.

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Participants

Eric HorvitzComputer Scientist

Researching the theoretical and practical impact of computational systems that perceive, learn, reason, and reflect, Eric Horvitz has pursued principles and methods that enable computing systems to reason about their own cognition and to make decisions amidst the complexities and uncertainties of an “open world.”

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Bertram F. MalleCognitive Scientist

Bertram F. Malle is professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University. He studied psychology, philosophy, and linguistics in Graz, Austria, before coming to the United States in 1990 for graduate studies.

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Wendell WallachBioethicist

Wendell Wallach is a consultant, ethicist, and scholar at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. He is also a senior advisor to The Hastings Center, a fellow at the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law (Arizona State University), and a fellow at the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technology.

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