In the upcoming stages of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we are going to experience a paradigm shift in how we use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics to improve processes and enhance healthcare. During her presentation, Alishba will discuss various applications of AI, soft robots, such as how they can be used to facilitate mental health practices, improve prosthetics and rehabilitation devices for recovering stroke patients. She will demonstrate this through her work with San Jose State University using 3D printing and AI to develop a cheaper prosthetic that costs $700 vs the current price of $10k. As well, she will be providing insights through highlighting her work with Hanson Robotics on Sophia the Robot and Kindred.Ai to develop more intelligent and safe human-robot interactions and machines that can be used in medical settings

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Instructor's Bio

Alishba Imran

 ML Developer at Hanson Robotics Limited

Alishba is a 17-year-old machine learning, robotics, and blockchain developer who has a strong passion to leverage technology to solve hard and important problems in the world. At 15, she co-founded Honestblocks, a blockchain platform to track medication and put an end to counterfeit medication in supply chain systems for 2 million people in rural India. This platform was integrated into IBM Blockchain. She has worked with various companies such as TD Bank where she developed a new product to securely allow 2M+ clients to store their personal and financial data. She’s working with San Jose State University and Hanson Robotics, to develop a novel material, design and algorithm to decrease the costs of prosthetics from $10k to $700 and make them easier to use. Alishba’s work is also being applied to robots such as Sophia the Robot and at to improve manipulation techniques and has been published in various AI workshops such as NeurIPS, AAAS and AAAI.


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