MIT Jameel Clinic conference urges use of AI in healthcare
MIT Jameel Clinic hosts a one-day conference, AI Cures MENASA 2023, in partnership with Community Jameel, the Ministry of Health, SEHA Virtual Hospital, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center. Dina Katabi, principal investigator for AI and health, MIT Jameel Clinic, gave a presentation on how AI and non-invasive health monitoring is revolutionising the detection of neurological diseases such as Parkinson's.
Hassan Jameel, vice chairman of Community Jameel says: “Since its establishment five years ago, the Jameel Clinic has made significant strides in the advancement of healthcare through artificial intelligence. The Jameel Clinic’s AI Cures initiative aims to translate these incredible achievements into everyday standard care for patients. The AI Cures MENASA conference, the Kingdom’s first AI and health conference, will work to partner with hospitals here to introduce groundbreaking tools powered by AI, which will transform the healthcare landscape in the country, in line with the aims of Vision 2030.”
Ignacio Fuentes Ribas, executive director at the MIT Jameel Clinic, says: “We are delighted to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Jameel Clinic and host this one-of-a-kind conference and for the first time in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, alongside esteemed scientists, decision-makers, public health pioneers, and leading industry figures. The groundbreaking endeavours led by the Jameel Clinic in the past five years now stand at the forefront of the healthcare revolution. We are excited to see the Jameel Clinic AI Hospital Network extend its reach throughout the MENASA region, deploying clinical AI tools worldwide. This initiative not only showcases the transformative potential of AI in medicine but also underscores our commitment to reducing healthcare disparities on a global scale.”