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AI in Healthcare: A Brave New World or A Step Too Far?

Join us as we tackle the exciting topic of AI in healthcare in our upcoming virtual fireside chat!

Event Ended

1 Hour

Event start date

13 10 2023

What you’ll get

AI in healthcare

Time & Location

13 Oct 2023, 4:00 pm - 13 Oct 2023, 5:00 pm

Zoom Webinar

About The Event


From virtual assistants in our pockets to self-driving cars on our streets—artificial intelligence (AI) has undeniably stormed its way into almost every facet of our lives.


But when it comes to healthcare, where decisions can be a matter of life and death, the role of AI becomes especially intriguing. Is it a brave new world filled with unprecedented possibilities, or are we treading dangerously close to a step too far?


This October, A/Prof Ngiam Kee Yuan, Group Technology Officer at the National University Health System, sits down with Dr Juliana Chan to discuss this important topic.


In this one-hour session, let’s talk about:


⦿ The promises of AI in healthcare: How can AI algorithms enable early detection and diagnosis, personalized treatment plans, and predictive healthcare?


⦿ The ethical and practical challenges: How do we balance data-driven healthcare and patient privacy? Can we trust AI with our lives? What about the possibility of job displacement in the medical field?


⦿ The way forward: What can we do as a community to navigate these challenges? How can government and private institutions work together to ensure data privacy and job security?


Prepare your burning questions ahead and join the conversation on 13 October.


Admission is complimentary. Simply register here to join the fireside chat.



| About the Speaker |


A/Prof Ngiam Kee Yuan is the Group Chief Technology Officer at the National University Health System and an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore.


He also serves as Senior Consultant at the Division of General Surgery at the National University Hospital, specializing in thyroid and endocrine surgery.


Following the completion of his Advanced Specialist Training in General Surgery, he was awarded a fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and was accredited as a surgical specialist by the Specialist Accreditation Board, Singapore in 2012.


In addition, A/Prof Ngiam received the Higher Manpower Development Program Award in 2012 to complete a Fellowship in Metabolic and Endocrine Surgery in Taiwan. He also completed further training in robotic thyroid surgery at the Seoul National University Hospital, South Korea.



This program is proudly brought to you by the EcosySTEM, a community of STEM professionals in Asia.