University HealthCare Alliance

April 01, 2019

The Brief from Dean Minor

Message from Dean Minor

Dear Colleagues,

Last week, Stanford University announced the creation of the human-centered artificial intelligence initiative (HAI). AI has the potential to impact many disciplines but perhaps in no field more than biomedicine. Among the many biomedical projects HAI supports are studies exploring the use of AI to identify cost-effective clinical pathways, monitor respiratory conditions, screen for coronary artery disease, and predict malaria outbreaks.

Stanford Medicine’s leadership in AI began almost 50 years ago with the creation of the first supercomputer to explore AI medical applications. Today, we are one of the few academic medical centers working to bring AI applications to patient bedsides. And with the support of the university’s data science initiative and our own outstanding Biomedical Data Science Department, we are harnessing the power of data to help drive the AI transformation.

By putting humanity at the center of our efforts to develop AI technologies and applications, we are collectively working towards a future where human health flourishes, and where high-tech health care remains high-touch. Read more and watch the video.