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AI in Healthcare
The Joint Steering Committee and the Joint Standing Committee met to brainstorm on potential topics for the upcoming roundtables in the thematic area of AI in Healthcare, which would leverage expertise from both nations to build synergies. The stimulating discussions touched upon topics such as:-
- Grand Challenges in Healthcare: AI solutions (Workflow, Digital Infrastructure).
- MHealth: Variables/ Remote Monitoring Tools – including low-cost affordable devices.
- Genomics: Qualify genetic variants as a pathogenic variant; designing drugs for genetic variants.
- Connecting challenge problems with the technology.
- Priority to both basic and transnational research.
- Redefining disease labels.
- Research vs Deployment.
- Imaging, language models and primary health screening mechanisms.
- Workforce/Capacity Building.
The plan for the roundtables has been chalked and the events calendar will be shared soon.
The IUSSTF U.S. - India Artificial Intelligence (USIAI) Initiative provides a unique opportunity for the world's two largest democracies to strengthen their strategic partnership by focusing on AI cooperation in critical areas that are priorities for both countries. USIAI will serve as a platform to discuss opportunities for bilateral AI R&D collaboration, share ideas for developing an AI workforce, and recommend modes and mechanisms for catalyzing the partnerships.
Indo U.S. Science and Technology Forum announces the official launch of the IUSSTF U.S. - India Artificial Intelligence (USIAI) Initiative on the 17th March 2021. The curtain raiser event is the inauguration of the series of activities planned to bring together key stakeholders from both countries on a common platform to discuss challenges and explore opportunities.
The Call to Action highlights the importance of the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology partnership, articulate the shared vision, and encourage key stakeholders to participate and engage in the discussions to help develop a comprehensive outline for collaboration in Artificial Intelligence.
17th March 2021, Wednesday, 5:30PM-8:00PM IST / 8:00AM-10:30AM EDT / 5:00AM - 7:30AM PDT
Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science, Space and Health, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Keynote Talks :
Director, National Science Foundation
Chairman of Axilor Ventures
Panel Discussion: With the USIAI Joint Steering Committee comprising of representatives of the IUSSTF board and lead AI experts.