SingularityU Canada Summit to Feature Global and Canadian Leaders in Exponential Health
TORONTO, July 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, healthcare is reactive, retrospective, bureaucratic and expensive. Fortunately, it is being disrupted, redesigned and rebuilt by an explosion of innovation. Breakthroughs in AI, robotics, genome editing, virtual reality and other exponential technologies are converging and translating into novel approaches in healthcare. What was once only science fiction has now become reality. From autonomous robot surgeons to real medical devices, like the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, we are on an accelerating path to democratize the $3 trillion healthcare industry.
At the SingularityU Canada Summit, leading exponential health experts from across Canada and around the world will be discussing the most recent breakthroughs and taking on some of the hottest debates around these rapidly developing technologies.
"By leveraging exponential technologies, we have the capacity to change our mindset from "sickcare" to "healthcare"; to shift to proactive, preventative, and continuous personalized care that puts the patient first," said Oren Berkovich, CEO of SingularityU Canada Summit. "Canada is home to many of the best medical and tech minds in the world – exponential healthcare is an area where Canada has the opportunity to lead the world in both impact and innovation."
Exponential Health is one of five core themes that will be explored at the SingularityU Canada Summit. The Summit will include an exploration of what's currently in the labs, what's evolving clinically, and what game changing technologies will be emerging in the next two to ten years.
Some of the SingularityU Canada Summit Exponential Health speakers include:
Connected Brains – from Tweeting Thoughts to Curing Neural Diseases
Biology Is Now Digital – and it is Changing Everything
Making Healthcare Accessible to Billions Using a Smartphone
The Future of Personalised Medicine and What it Means for You
About the SingularityU Canada Summit
SingularityU Canada Summit is the premier launch event of a new movement in Canada seeking to bring together the leading Canadian and International thought leaders to inspire Canadians to shape the Future of Canada and drive global impact. A forum for true debate and uncommon conversations about how technologies like artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and digital medicine will impact the way we live and work.
The inaugural SU Canada Summit will take place on October 11 – 12 at the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto, Ontario and will move to different cities every year.
Building the Canadian incarnation of Singularity University was made possible when a grassroots movement of Canadian SU alumni brought together a visionary group of founding members including ATB, BMO, CIBC, Canadian Medical Association, CN, Deloitte, FairVentures, Goodmans LLP, Google, the Government of Ontario, RBC, Rogers Communications, Scotiabank, Suncor, and TD Bank Group. Together this initial group is on a mission to share SU's exponential mindset and bold thinking with Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
The group is working closely with leading edge innovation hubs, academic institutions, and NGOs across the country to create a pan-Canadian network of partners who wish to come together and discuss Canada's role in shaping our collective future.
ABOUT SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY
Singularity University is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world's biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. SU's collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis and has partnered with leading organizations including Google, Deloitte and UNICEF. To learn more, visit SU.org, join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @SingularityU, and download our SingularityU Hub mobile app from the App Store.
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