Hall 3, 20/09/2019 (10:45-12:00)
DT-ICT-09-2020: Boost rural economies through cross-sector digital service platforms
European rural areas are places of great assets and they can become more attractive if the provision of jobs, basic services, including health and care, connectivity, smart transport, and energy solutions, as well as a favourable climate for entrepreneurship, are ensured. One key challenge is to overcome the barrier of missing interoperability of smart object platforms and service platforms that share and exploit data between them.
This topic will focus on developing and demonstrating cost-efficient and flexible cross-domain applications through large-scale pilots. Pilots will bridge the interoperability gap of the smart object platforms and create markets for service - and application providers.
DT-ICT-12-2020: AI for the smart hospital of the future
European health and care systems face a number of challenges linked to the ageing of the population and an increase in the prevalence of chronic conditions. With budget constraints, the health and care systems face rising cost pressures for systems and problems of sustainability.
New digital technologies will play a role in transforming health and care systems. In particular, artificial intelligence and robotics, have the potential to transform health and care facilities across their range of functions from the clinical aspects (screening and prevention, diagnosis, treatment, surgical support) to organisational and logistical aspects (such as the management and distribution of medicines and wider supplies across the facility).
Innovative AI based systems (robotics, big data, machine learning, autonomous systems, conversational agents, etc.) have shown considerable promise so far, however their effective use in the delivery of health and care depends on their successful integration (and acceptation) within existing health and care facilities such as hospitals, primary care centres and care homes.
Therefore, piloting at scale is needed to prove the transformative impact of AI. Pilots need to be embedded in operational health and care settings and built around well specified open physical and digital platforms that are able to demonstrate operational and economic benefits sufficient to justify wider uptake by health and care policy makers.
AI in this context has the potential to deliver integrated physical and digital services that address a wide range of healthcare applications, for example in patient care, diagnosis, treatment and in hospital based laboratory and support services. Ethical, privacy and trust aspects should be addressed, as appropriate.
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Coordinator: Irene SARDELLITTI (european commission, unit A1, Luxembourg)
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