Exponential View with Azeem Azhar

How will the future unfold? What is the impact of technology on business & society? As technology reorders the world in which live, who will be the winners and who will be the losers? Join Azeem Azhar, curator of the Exponential View newsletter, in deep conversation with the world's leading thinkers and practitioners exploring these and other important questions. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.



episode 5: When AI Meets Medicine

With healthcare under extreme commercial and political pressure, the doctor-patient relationship is at a low point — and risks further deterioration. But digital technologies promise to revolutionize the daily delivery of care. Renowned digital medicine pioneer Dr. Eric Topol and Azeem Azhar discuss what this could mean for medical professionals, patients, and national healthcare systems.

In this podcast, Eric and Azeem also discuss:

  • Issues of access: equality of access and coping with differential patient capability when participating in digital therapeutics.
  • The impact of GDPR on the need for ‘explainable AI’ in medicine.
  • Algorithmic surveillance and whether the traditional management culture of ‘patching’ bugs translates to digital therapeutics and pharmaceuticals.
  • Data security and the possibility of a data ‘bill of rights’ for patients and consumers of medical tech.

Further reading:

  • “The Topol Review” (February 2019)
  • “Mobile health devices diagnose hidden heart condition in at-risk populations” (July 10, 2018)
  • “A call for deep-learning healthcare” in Nature Medicine Vol. 25 (Jan. 7, 2019)
  • “NVIDIA, Scripps Research Translational Institute Partner on AI for Genomics, Digital Health Sensors” (Oct. 23, 2018)

Dr. Eric Topol @EricTopol
Azeem Azhar @azeem


 2019-05-01  33m