Check out the new HLFF Blog post on the how computer technology can improve public health!

This week at the HLFF Blog, Andrei Mihai looks back at one of the final talks at this year’s Heidelberg Laureate Forum, which just concluded two and a half weeks ago. In it, he examines the talk by ACM Prize in Computing recipient Shwetak Patel, who spoke on the various ways computer technology could be harnessed to improve public health. Patel brought up numerous examples, such as diagnosing tuberculosis by having AI examine the sound of coughing patterns, to early pre-symptomatic detection of infections, by having wearable tech analyze things like breathing patterns and oxygenation of one’s bloodstream. Check out the blog for the full story: “Computing for social good: Shwetak Patel’s take on how computers can make society better.”