Note: Due to travel, Plamen Petrov will not be able to speak, but we will have his colleague Mark Shapiro to speak in his absence.
The talk will cover trends and interesting applications of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare. Physicians are the key group that determine how AI is adopted in medical practice, and as AI methods and technologies are rapidly moving from research labs to commercial implementations it is important to understand the perspective of physicians. Mark will provide a survey of views and expectations of physicians expressed in published literature over the last year and give examples of successful applications of AI technology in medicine.
Mark Shapiro is Principal AI engineer at Anthem Inc. - one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies with over 73 million people served by its affiliated companies, including nearly 40 million within its family of health plans. Mark will play a critical leadership role contributing to the journey Anthem is on transforming healthcare with trusted and caring solutions giving members access to the care they need. Prior to joining Anthem, Mark worked as a data scientist at Deloitte and later at Kogentix, a machine learning startup recently acquired by Accenture.
Mark has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to moving to the industry as a data scientist, for over ten years Mark conducted neuroscience research in neural control of human movement in healthy individuals and patients with movement disorders at UIC and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.