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It’s 40 degrees Celsius, and I’m sitting outside an awesome coffee-bar in Scheveningen (The Hague) with my long-time friend Deepak Kaura, talking about innovation and recording my next episode for my Future of Health podcast. It’s a cafe he actually pointed out to me (he’s a coffee-freak).

From his role as chair of the board of directors at Joule innovation department within the CMA (Canadian Medical Association), to his role as CMO of 1Qbit (advanced computation including quantum-inspired and quantum computing) and then all the way through to why front line staff in healthcare (physicians and nurses) should claim and take on roles in innovation. Deepak on twitter.

A pediatric radiologist who has set up several technology companies in the past, Deepak Kaura brings a range of experience and leadership skills to the role of Chair of the Joule Board of Directors. Passionate about improving health through the use of technology which is balanced with personalized human touch, Deepak is dedicated to innovation, team building and has a keen interest in Artificial Intelligence.

After five years in Qatar, Deepak has recently returned to Canada in order to join 1QBit (a quantum computing software company) as its Chief Medical Officer. As Executive Chair of Sidra’s Foundational Clinical Services Management Group in Qatar, he played a critical role in creating and establishing new standards in patient care at a 400-bed hospital for women and children. As well as that, he set up Imagine, an innovation framework that produces intellectual property through crowdsourcing concepts. Prior to this he was the head of Diagnostic Imaging at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Deepak earned his medical degree at the University of Manitoba. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Certification of Canada and has a Master of Business Administration from HEC Paris.

Aimee van Wynsberghe – data centers in the Arctic to train an AI, really?

A conversation in a crowded lobby with Aimee  about how training an AI could impact the carbon footprint, how we need to think about the difference between the human touch of a doctor versus a robot, and why we need to talk NOW in stead of waiting until we the problems turn up in our backyard.

Aimee van Wynsberghe has been working in ICT and robotics since 2004. She is Assistant Professor in Ethics and Technology at TU Delft in the Netherlands. She co-founded the Foundation for Responsible Robotics and is on the board of the Institute for Accountability in a Digital Age. She is author of the book Healthcare Robots: Ethics, Design, and Implementation. Read more about this on Wikipedia. She is a colleague of mine as an Edge fellow at the Center for the Edge @deloitte.

So, why not also have a listen to our conversation in this podcast?!

About this column:

In a weekly column, alternately written by Maarten Steinbuch, Mary Fiers, Carlo van de Weijer, Eveline van Zeeland, Lucien Engelen, Tessie Hartjes, Jan Wouters, Katleen Gabriels, Peter de Kock and Auke Hoekstra, Innovation Origins tries to figure out what the future will look like. These columnists, occasionally supplemented with guest bloggers, are all working on solutions to the problems of our time in their own way. So that Tomorrow will be better. Here are all the previous episodes.