AI for Affordable Healthcare

26th April - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Workshop summary

Healthcare is under significant pressure: costs are rising, populations are aging, lifestyles are becoming more sedentary, and critically we lack experts to meet the rising demand. In addition, in under-developed countries healthcare quality remains limited. Meanwhile, AI has shown great promise for healthcare applications, and the digitisation of data and use of electronic health records is becoming more widespread. AI could play a key role in enabling, democratising and upholding high standards of healthcare worldwide, assisting health professionals to make decisions faster, more accurately and more consistently.

However, so far, the adoption of AI in real-world healthcare applications has been slow relative to that in domains such as autonomous driving. In this workshop, we aim to highlight recent advances and the potential opportunities, via a series of talks and panel discussion. We invite papers addressing general challenges important to the real-world deployment of AI in healthcare.

Healthcare in Ethiopia