Introducing Ann: The Warm Hands of AI

Recording: Introducing Ann: The Warm Hands of AI, Mar 10, 2019


My father’s fight with dementia, depriving him his ability to communicate, is what inspired me to look to modern technologies for ways to support dementia sufferer in communicating their needs. With dementia experts, we created Ann: an IBM Watson virtual agent that blends data from a patient’s medical records and experiences with AI to predict behavior and form hypotheses, to improve patient communication. Currently a second-iteration prototype, Ann demonstrates how we can combine AI with human experience to make healthcare personal.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Focus15
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate