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PERFORM Colloquium: AI for Healthy ageing - empowering older adults to live independently

Date & time
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Nicola Palmarini


This event is free




Wendy Kunin
514-848-2424 ext. 5295


Faubourg Building
1250 Guy Room FB 620

Wheelchair accessible


Nicola Palmarini

This talk will include an overview of IBM Cognitive Eldecare approach and ongoing research.

The following points will be discussed:

  • Aging scenario, what the landscape looks like from IBM perspective
  • Our approach and methodology
  • Use case and applications
Speaker Bio:

Nicola is Global Manager AI for Healthy Aging in IBM Research at the MIT/IBM Watson AI Lab Cambridge, MA USA
He is a researcher, teacher, writer and TEDx speaker focused on exploring the impact of technologies and their application in the society at scale and in the life of aging population and persons with disabilities.
His primary field of research is within aging-related scenarios where personal dignity, human needs, business processes optimization and technology converge. In details his age-related areas of research are:

  • AI for Healthy Aging 
  • Loneliness as accelerator of physical and cognitive 
  • Ageism 
  • Women and workplace

He has been solution architect for aging in place & ambient assisted living solutions, part of the team for the 2016 Aging data-driven insights and led the first-of-a-kind IBM project for the Aging Population in the city of Bolzano (Italy) in 2011. He is Adjunct Professor in Social Communications at the Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan.The work of his team has been awarded two times with the ComputerHonors Award and the Disability Matters - Market Place Award.

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