UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Artificial intelligence and public health

27 June 2019, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

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? Rainer Kattel chairs a discussion with AI expert Ian Hogarth & NHS National Services Scotland’s Carol Sinclair

This event is free.

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Knowledge Centre
British Library
96 Euston Road
United Kingdom

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.

We will be live-streaming this event via our Facebook page. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for this event, please contact iippcomms@ucl.ac.uk.

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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Rainer Kattel

Deputy Director at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

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.

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