For Copenhagen Techfestival, LEO Innovation Lab hosted its first, major inhouse event with hundreds of tech enthusiasts who were out to explore the next groundbreaking developments on the tech scene. Under the headline “What will AI mean for you and your Doctor?”, the programme offered a variety of talks and interactive sessions on the future of diagnosis, patient-doctor interactions, and healthcare policy in light of rapid development within health technologies.
Our developers, designers, and growth-hackers kickstarted the event by engaging the Techfestival guests in three different workshops. One dealt with AI-assisted diagnostic insights tools using predictive models for images. Another addressed points of departure in AI UX principles to explore how to design for artificial intelligence. Lastly, the participants got to grapple with disrupting traditional approaches towards healthcare, and looking into bringing new products to market in a different way through social media.
Artificial intelligence is changing the fabric of healthcare; from contributing to more accurate diagnoses to increasing access to healthcare. AI can assist healthcare professionals by analysing large amounts of data within seconds, and can help patients by creating more efficient interactions with the healthcare system.
The psoriasis tracking platform Imagine is an example of that, and its recently developed artificial intelligence was showcased for the first time to the public during our Techfestival summit. Through the smartphone camera, the sophisticated AI can assess flare-ups and determine the nature of your skin lesions. Currently, the platform has succeeded in diagnosing psoriasis with an accuracy of 91%.
Cracking the Black Box of Healthcare
One of the highlights of the event was a debate on the implications of black box models for patients with a panel featuring:
- Thomas Bolander, Professor, DTU
- Lisbeth Bech Poulsen, Member of Folketinget, SF
- Michael Birkjær, Analyst, Happiness Research Institute
- Martin Holm Jensen, Head of AI and Machine Learning, LEO Innovation Lab
The debate revolved around the possibilities and challenges for AI in healthcare – one of the topics being the role of artificial intelligence in the patient-doctor interaction:
“Imagine an artificial intelligence that outperforms humans by making more correct diagnoses. Does that make it better than a doctor? It’s not just who’s more correct – it’s also a matter of trust. With medical diagnosis, there has to be a real doctor in the loop who is responsible. Not just an artificial intelligence,” Thomas Bolander said during the debate.