Future of Health Care: Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Doctors?

This virtual talk is a featured presentation of the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) on Computational Methods for Understanding Music, Media, and Minds. The talk is free and open to all faculty, staff, students and community members.

Abstract: In 2011 IBM’s Watson defeated two all-time champions in Jeopardy and subsequently launched Watson Health making a bold promise to transform health care using this artificial intelligence (AI). After spending $4B acquiring health data and investing over a decade of data science expertise, IBM Watson Health is now up for sale. The future of health care will be without doubt be transformed by big data but the story of IBM Watson should be a cautionary tale. The University of Rochester Medical Center in partnership with the Goergen Institute for Data Science are learning from IBM’s failures and taking big strides forward in using AI to build a smart health system.  

Bio: Michael Hasselberg, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Nursing at the University of Rochester. He is a leader in digital innovation, and technology-enabled solutions required to transition to high value consumer-focused care. Board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Hasselberg completed his PhD degree in Health Practice Research at the University of Rochester and is also a graduate of The Academy for Healthcare Leadership through the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Dr. Hasselberg is the first Senior Director of Digital Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center and the Chief of Innovation & Technology within the Department of Psychiatry.  His expertise expands health and technology as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Fellow and advisor on digital health modalities to the New York State Department of Health, the Department of Health & Human Services, and the National Quality Forum. He also serves as an independent consultant to several digital health start-up companies and private foundations.

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