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Live Longer with AI

By : Tina Woods
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Live Longer with AI

By: Tina Woods

Overview of this book

Live Longer with AI examines how the latest cutting-edge developments are helping us to live longer, healthier and better too. It compels us to stop thinking that health is about treating disease and start regarding it as our greatest personal and societal asset to protect. The book discusses the impact that AI has on understanding the cellular basis of aging and how our genes are influenced by our environment – with the pandemic highlighting the interconnectedness of human and planetary health. Author Tina Woods, founder and CEO of Collider Health and Collider Science, and the co-founder of Longevity International, has curated a panel of deeply insightful interviews with some of today’s brightest and most innovative thought leaders at the crossroads of health, technology and society. Read what leading experts in health and technology are saying about the book: "This is a handbook for the revolution!" —Sir Muir Gray, Director, Optimal Ageing "You can live longer and be happier if you make some changes – that is the theme of this book. Well-written and compelling." —Ben Page, CEO, Ipsos Mori "Tina's book is a must-read for those who want to discover the future of health." —José Luis Cordeiro, Fellow, World Academy of Art & Science; Director, The Millennium Project; Vice Chair, Humanity Plus; Co- Author of The Death of Death About the consultant editor Melissa Ream is a leading health and care strategist in the UK, leveraging user-driven design and artificial intelligence to design systems and support people to live healthier, longer lives.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)

The determinants of health

There are extraordinary developments taking place in the science of longevity, as detailed in the previous chapters. So why haven't people been living longer, better lives?

Health is influenced by factors in five key domains[1]—the "non-sick" domains include behavioral patterns (40% of the influences on your health), genetics (30%), social circumstances (15%), and environmental exposures (5%). The "sick" domain encompasses healthcare (10%). While the exact percentages between the five domains may be disputed, most people will agree that when it comes to reducing early deaths, healthcare (that is, the quality of care you receive in a healthcare setting) has a relatively minor role, yet it consumes most of the attention of policymakers, corporations, and budgets.

The circumstances in which we are born, live, and age are the strongest influences on health, and are often called the wider determinants of health[2]...