UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Artificial intelligence and public health

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 27 June 2019

Artificial intelligence and public health

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? Leading economist Mariana Mazzucato chairs a discussion with AI expert Ian Hogarth and NHS National Services Scotland’s Carol Sinclair.

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British Library
96 Euston Road
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This event, in partnership with the British Library, is 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.

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About the Speakers

Ian Hogarth

Entrepreneur and angel investor

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.

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Carol Sinclair

Associate Director at The Public Health and Intelligence unit of NHS National Services Scotland

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.

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Mariana Mazzucato

Director at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

This event is chaired by IIPP Director Mariana Mazzucato. Mariana is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL). She is winner of the 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought and named as one of the '3 most important thinkers about innovation' by the New Republic. She is the author of highly acclaimed books The Entrepreneurial State and The Value of Everything, which was shortlisted for the 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year prize.

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