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We’re on the edge of a digital healthcare revolution.

Medicine in the Digital Age” maps out the challenges and opportunities through in-depth interviews with thought leaders in digital health. It’s explored the role of social media in healthcare communication, the uses of wearable technologies, the potential for big data to reshape health behaviours, the ethics of personalized medicine, and the impact of these new developments on the doctor-patient relationship.

Medicine in the Digital Age

Elements of AI”: Online course by Reaktor and the University of Helsinki

Pretty much inspiring and with a practical approach.
It doesn’t claim to shape/educate the new generation of AI developers but allows also non-technical people to better understand this fascinating world.

Obviously there will always be experts in any given topic, but we should at least have the possibility to critically evaluate what they are saying

The course starts defining artificial intelligence and goes on with Bayesian statistics, the basics of AI methods, how AI is already used in real world, its limits and let you think about current (yes, we already are surrounded by a lot of narrow AI applications) and future impact (with related great opportunities but also possible drawbacks).

Elements of AI

If you want to better understand what chatbots are and why they are revolutionary, the key principles of good chatbot design and how you can leverage Watson Assistant’s AI capabilities, I recommend this course!

Chatbots are increasingly in demand and Gartner predicts that by 2020, 85% of businesses will have their own chatbot. Let’s get ready!

Build Your Own Chatbot

Digital therapeutics have a lot to do with behaviour change, indeed, many DTx solutions try to exploit some techniques to positively influence our behaviour.

“Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness”, by Richard H. Thaler & Cass R. Sunstein, is a book which draws on research in psychology and behavioural economics to defend libertarian paternalism and active engineering of choice architecture.

This book is not focused on digital media nor digital health, but it’s still a must-read for anyone who wants help people made better (health) choices.

Not so easy to digest but it really worth the effort if you are interested/concerned about a possible artificial general intelligence arise.

“Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies” by Nick Bostrom.

An intriguing mix of analytic philosophy, computer science and cutting-edge science fiction