Artificial Intelligence and Public Health

AI and public health

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Part of Innovation and the Welfare State

From drug discovery to healthcare provision, health innovation is being turned on its head by artificial intelligence (AI). What are the implications for patients, healthcare systems and society?

This event is chaired by IIPP Deputy Director Rainer Kattel. Rainer is Professor of Innovation and Public Governance at University College London (UCL). He is a renowned expert on thinking about creativity within public administration, working for the OECD, UNDP and the European Commission. He is a co-author of Innovation Bureaucracies (forthcoming 2019), which will be the first book-length study on the topic.

Ian Hogarth is an entrepreneur and angel investor with a background in machine learning. He co-founded and ran Songkick, the concert service used by 17m people each month. He is the co-author of the State of AI Report, and in 2018 he wrote a widely citied essay, AI Nationalism, on the geopolitical implications of continued rapid progress in machine learning.

As Associate Director, Carol Sinclair is responsible for a varied strategic portfolio within the Public Health and Intelligence unit of NHS National Services Scotland. A keen advocate for innovation across the public sector, she is a founding Challenge Sponsor in the Scottish Government’s CivTech® programme and is a member of its Advisory Board.

Part of the Innovation and the Welfare State series, a dynamic new lecture series that explores how we can deliver public value through innovation. The series brings world-leading thinkers to debate how we can rethink healthcare, green growth, public access to knowledge and new forms of data ownership as part of the 21st-century welfare state.

This event is delivered in partnership with the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP). IIPP is a department within UCL and part of The Bartlett faculty known internationally for its radical thinking about space, design and sustainability. IIPP’s mission is to change how public value is imagined, practiced and evaluated to tackle societal challenges—and, by doing this, deliver economic growth that is innovation-led, sustainable and inclusive.

Free | Ticket required | Venue opens at 18.00 and entry is subject to room capacity

This event will be live streamed on the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose Facebook page.

In partnership with the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Name: Artificial Intelligence and Public Health
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Free Event: £0.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546