Breaking the Wall of Health Inequality

Breaking the Wall of Health Inequality

Hippo AI Open Health Data and AI Summit

Today marks the beginning of an expanded awareness campaign. As we are now constructing the healthcare systems in which our children will live, we believe it is of utmost importance that they serve everyone equitably and are based on European values such as solidarity.

Our summit is the beginning of a conversation. An investigation of how to reinvent solidarity in the digital economy. Tech-feudalism is not just a word in the news today; it is the product of a system in which we equate data to capital and construct legal walls around data and artificial intelligence.

Today, we will host several selected well-curated guests in our Studio at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. We could not have chosen a more significant location. The Brandenburger Tor and the fallen wall represent liberty, peace, and cohesion. The barrier that divided humanity. A significant gap in mortality rates resulted from the fact that Germans lived under fundamentally different political, social, and economic systems for four decades. In 1989, the life expectancy of East German men was 2.4 years less than that of West Berlin men, and the life expectancy of East German women was 2.6 years less. Since the unification of Germany thirty years ago, death rates among East Germans have decreased dramatically. The adoption of the social, economic, and political system of West Germany resulted in improved living conditions and the adoption of Western medical technology in East Germany. The Wall is simultaneously a symbol of freedom and a warning. If people ask me why we want an open digital future, I typically answer, I live in Berlin; in Berlin, we don't like walls.

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12:00 – 12:10 Welcome & Housekeeping

Host: Tobias Schmid

12:10 – 12:45 Opening Keynote – The Socio-Technological Future of Medical AI

Bart de Witte – Founder Hippo AI Foundation

12:50 – 13:30 Keynote – Vaccines as Global Commons

Prof. Shalini Randeria
President & Rector – Central European University, Vienna, AustriaInterview Prof. Shalini Randeria / Bart de Witte / Tobias Schmid

13:30 – 13:45 Break

13:45 – 14:45 Keynote & Interview – The Data Act and the European Health Data Space

Paul Keller

Co-Founder and Policy Director at Open Future Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Paul Keller & Bart de Witte Interview – IP on Data in context of the European Health Data Space

14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:00 Debate: Does the rise of AI need us to adopt new data licensing policies?

Host & Moderator: Shreekanth Mukku


Danish Contractor (IBM Research – co-founder Responsible AI License RAIL)
Hanlin Li (Asisstant Prof. UT Austin)
Luis Villa (Co-Founder Tidelift)

Nick Vincent (Postdoc Researcher at UC Davis)
Stefano Maffulli (Executive Director Open Source Initiative)

16:00 – 16:15 Break

16:15 – 17:15 Digital Sovereignity in Healthcare, why does it matter?

Jan J. Zygmuntowski
President Polska Sieć Ekonomii

Lecturer in Management and Artificial Intelligence, Kozminski University, Poland
Jan J. Zygmuntowski & Bart de Witte Interview – Who defines the rules for access?

17:15 – 18:00 Recommendations for the European Health Data Space
Tobias Schmid & Bart de Witte in Interview


12:00 – 12:10 Welcome & Recap

Host: Tobias Schmid

12:10 – 12:30 Opening Keynote

Peter Kapitein, Patient Advocate, Inspire2Live

12:30 – 13:15 Keynote

Prof. Sharon Tamar
Professor – Philosophical ethics and political philosophy
Professor – Interdisciplinary Hub for Digitalization and Society
Chair: Philosophy, Digitalization and Society, Rabid University

Interview Prof. Sharon Tamar / Bart de Witte / Tobias Schmid

13:15- 13:30 Break

13:30 – 14:30 Keynote & Interview – The AI Act

Carlos Munos Ferandis
AI Council at Hugging Face, New York, USA
One AI Member OECD, BigScience, BigCode Member

Carlos Munos Ferandis & Bart de Witte Interview

14:30 – 14:45 Break

14:45 – 15:45 Debate: Avoiding the Digital Nemesis

Host: Dr. Egge van de Poel Co-Founder De Datenverbinders, Netherlands

Sietske Rozie,Radiologst, Netherlands
Jacqueline van Ginkel – Innovator – Zorg voor de toekomst nu, Netherlands
Erwin Redeman – Founder Neurocast, Netherlands
Marcel Kerkhoven – General Practitioner, Netherlands

15:45 – 16:00 Break

16:00 – 16:45 Open Data and the European Data Space from practical perspective

Miguel Á. Armengol de la Hoz

Head of the Big Data Department, Ministry of Health, Andalusia, Espana

Miguel Á. Armengol de la Hoz & Bart de Witte Interview – How to map the Data and the AI Act?

16:45 – 17:00 Break

17:00 – 17:45 Lecture & Interview Open Learning Ecosystem g

Mike Bernd
Program Manager at the „Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft“ – AI Campus – Open Learning Ecosystem

17:45 – 18:00 Recommendations & Wrap-Up
Tobias Schmid & Bart de Witte

I hope to see you there if you can't make it today. We will stream all sessions and make them available under CC-BY license on different social media platforms.

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