Exponential Tech Tuesday: Digital Humans in Health and Care

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The 2019 series of Exponential TechTuesday started January 29th with an exciting theme: Digital Humans in Health and Care. Digital Humans are virtual appearances of ourselves or personal assistants, with the face of a real human. The development of these avatars, that can recognize human emotions of a user, is going extremely fast. So fast, that sometimes they seem indistinguishable from real humans… How can these forms of Artificial Intelligence add value to health and healthcare? Introducing the Digital Human Cardiac Coach.

*   Danny Tomsett (Founder and CEO of FaceMe, a Digital Human company)    

*   Piers Smith (Cognitive architect and project lead of Nadia, one of the first Digital Humans, created for and with people with disabilities)    

*   Marie Johnson (Managing Director and Chief Digital Officer of the Centre for Digital Business and co-creator of Nadia with the National Disabilities Insurance Agency)    

*   Mystery speaker X. Will X be virtual… or digital?

In 2016 the Global Network of Healthcare Innovation Centers (GNHIC) was founded, to help adopt emerging technologies in healthcare. Exponential TechTuesday is one of the programs within the GNHIC, with which we explain these new technological developments and tell about their relevance to our colleagues and partners.