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About the Speaker:
Dr. Shinjini Kundu (Resident Physician and Medical Researcher)
Dr. Shinjini Kundu is a rare expert in both technology (PhD in engineering) and its applications to medicine (MD). Her research in artificial intelligence is transforming the future of Radiology. In addition to being one of the youngest MD-PhD scientists, Dr. Kundu developed artificial intelligence technology to detect diseases previously imperceptible to humans, which allowed prediction of knee osteoarthritis 3 years before symptoms. Her technology is novel in that it provides explanation behind decisions reached by AI, which in turn teaches humans to make complex observations, not possible previously. She is fascinated by the prospect of a new era of mutual intelligence between humans and their artificial counterpart. From a medical research perspective, Dr. Kundu’s passion is to leverage her dual background in medicine and engineering to push the coming vanguard of medical technology to improve the quality and longevity of human life. In addition to osteoarthritis, some of her other projects include concussion, the influence of aging, autism, and the evolution of the human brain. She has authored over 25 talks and papers, including in journals such as PNAS and Nature (npj) Digital Medicine. She was recognized as one of MIT Technology Review 35 under 35 as well as Forbes 30 under 30. She has given talks at the Observer Research Foundation in India and Africa, TEDxPittsburgh, American Medical Association, National Institutes of Health, and a speech at a United Nations summit, where her ideas were adopted as a priority area under Sustainable Development Goal 3. She is passionate about exploring humanity’s place in an AI-driven world.
TEDxGateway Webinar: Dr. Catherine Mohr (Roboticist) and Dr. Shinjini Kundu (Resident Physician and Medical Researcher) in conversation with Menaka Doshi (Managing Editor, Bloomberg Quint)
Webinar Series: Breaking Barriers
Webinar Topic: Robotics and Healthcare – The Future of Artificial Intelligence
About the webinar:
The thought-provoking world of artificial intelligence has titillated many minds and has inspired a plethora of Science Fiction readers to enter this utopia of endless possibilities. What if you can enter this dimension without having to summon any inter-galactic approach? Watch our exemplary speakers, Dr. Catherine Mohr and Dr. Shinjini Kundu, as they bring the world of AI and Robotics to your computer screens.
Both the speakers draw a parallel in their respective fields of research. Dr. Mohr’s research is inclined towards facilitating robotic surgeries to ensure precision treatments, and train surgeons; while Dr. Kundu has focused on developing an imaging system (a 3D transport-based morphometry) that helps detect diseases that are impalpable to humans.
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