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The 6th EU-Japan Workshop on Neurorobotics, slated to take place on September 14-15, 2023, in Tokyo, Japan, is set to be a pivotal event at the intersection of technology, healthcare, and ageing populations.
In a rapidly evolving world where technology continually pushes the boundaries of what's possible, the workshop will explore the immense promise held by the convergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and healthcare. It's clear that AI and robotics will play pivotal roles in addressing the unique healthcare challenges posed by ageing populations.
This year's workshop theme, "Healthcare and ageing in the era of AI" will provide a platform for experts and innovators to delve into the scientific, policy, and regulatory challenges that AI and robotics present in healthcare for ageing societies in Europe and Japan.
The 6th EU-Japan Workshop on Neurorobotics is made possible through the support of two prominent entities: The Human Brain Project and its research infrastructure legacy, EBRAINS, together with RIKEN, the Japan's largest comprehensive research institution for natural science.
Spotlight on Prof. Petra Ritter
One of the highlights of the workshop will be the talk by Prof. Petra Ritter, scheduled on September 14 at 15h20. Her presentation, titled "EU Reference Center: Testing and Experimentation Facility for Health AI and Robotics" promises to be a captivating exploration of a groundbreaking initiative.
Testing and Experimentation Facility for Health AI and Robotics (TEF-Health) is a European reference center led by Charité along with 51 participating public and private entities from nine countries. TEF-Health (1) carries out tests and experiments of AI solutions in real or realistic environments; (2) implements evaluation activities to facilitate market access for trustworthy intelligent technologies considering regulatory requirements (certification, standardization, code of conduct), and ensures easy access to these resources; and (3) optimizes investments by capitalizing on past investments. TEF-Health provides existing expertise and infrastructure for design and implementation of AI testing in real world environments.
The main asset lies in the general structure of each node, designed to address the broad environment of evaluation and testing, to speed up the development and the market access of AI solutions in healthcare. TEF-Health generates impact by increasing effectiveness, resilience, sustainability of health systems, reduce inequalities; and ensure compliance with legal, ethical, quality and interoperability standards. The project forms a network of leading EU hospitals and Medical Universities e.g., Charité and Karolinska Institute, National Metrology Institutes for definition of standards, and certification bodies as well as innovation clusters, e.g., European Institute of Technology EITHealth with links to the European Health Data Space. TEF-Health addresses ethical, and societal aspects with supported by patient organizations.
Register and Engage
The 6th EU-Japan Workshop on Neurorobotics is a not-to-be-missed event for anyone passionate about the future of healthcare in an ageing world. Registration is free but mandatory, so be sure to secure your spot and engage in these crucial discussions that will shape the future of healthcare.
To access further details and registration information, please visit the official workshop website: 6th EU-Japan Workshop on Neurorobotics.