SmartCHANGE at HELT2024: Bridging Innovation and Regulation in AI for Healthcare

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SmartCHANGE recently participated in the highly anticipated HELT2024 symposium, organised by Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The event, held on April 25, 2024 in Brussels, brought together experts from universities, research institutions, and companies to discuss the latest advancements and challenges in AI, digital health, and digital policy.

In the session titled "Innovation and Regulation: Two Sides of the Same Coin," Gabriele Dominici and Dario Fenoglio from SmartCHANGE delivered a presentation on how their work in the project is breaking new ground on AI in healthcare:

Gabriele Dominici focused on the role of Explainable AI in improving the understanding of machine learning models. He highlighted counterfactual generators as a key example and discussed the importance of addressing AI safety challenges when deploying ML models. Gabriele also shared insights into the current state of the project's models, emphasizing their innovative approaches.

Dario Fenoglio's presentation delved into the critical role of data in enhancing ML model capabilities and the development of powerful tools. He explored the benefits and challenges of using federated learning to prevent data transfer across institutions or countries, addressing privacy concerns and potential solutions. Dario's insights provided a comprehensive overview of SmartCHANGE's ongoing efforts and its contributions to the field.

The HELT2024 symposium was not only a platform for knowledge sharing but also for networking and collaboration. Participants had the opportunity to discuss project ideas, establish partnerships, and engage with a vibrant community at the forefront of AI in medical research and healthcare. As AI-driven processes continue to revolutionise healthcare, events like HELT2024 are crucial for addressing the ethical, legal, and practical challenges associated with these technologies. SmartCHANGE is proud to be part of this dynamic conversation, contributing to the advancement of innovative health technologies.

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