Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Healthcare
Artificial intelligence is transforming industries. Health care is no exception. As AI plays a larger role in the healthcare environment, medical professionals are tasked with understanding the benefits and potential pitfalls, while also learning the strategies for using the technology ethically and helpfully to minimize harm. As AI stands to jolt the industry, there is potential to do both good and harm. From analysis of medical imaging to social media data, AI is supporting earlier and more accurate diagnoses. It also creates incentive for companies to probe deeply into people's private spaces, often without consent, and to share that information for profit rather than for care.
As Director of the Social Intelligence Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park, Dr. Jennifer Golbeck not only studies the most cutting edge developments in Artificial Intelligence up close, but she and her team create the types of algorithms that are making those types of advancements possible in the first place.
Join Dr. Golbeck as she illustrates the power of artificial intelligence to gain deep insights about people from seemingly irrelevant traces of data.
About Jennifer Golbeck
Dr. Jennifer Golbeck is a computer scientist, Director of the Social Intelligence Lab, and a professor in the
College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Her research focuses on analyzing and computing with social media and creating usable privacy and
security systems. She writes for Slate and The Atlantic and frequently appears on NPR, including as a
regular guest host for The Kojo Nnamdi Show.
Her TED talk was named one of the most powerful talks of 2014. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Economics, a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science at the
University of Chicago, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Science from the University of
Maryland, College Park.