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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 move to prevention

For the UK's National Health Service (NHS) the pandemic has highlighted the urgency to promote prevention and early detection. BC the NHS faced massive increases in the number of people who will need treatment and care for preventable conditions—and great increases in demand for social care. The NHS spends many millions trying to keep people alive in hospitals for a few weeks at the end of their lives; yet it spends less than 5% of its budget[8] to prevent or arrest those diseases and impairments that degrade people's lives for many years.

Prevention is a central focus of the work I have co-led with Lord Geoffrey Filkin CBE for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity (APPGL), and recently published in our report, The Health of the Nation: A Strategy for Healthier Longer Lives.

The NHS is one of the most efficient health systems in the world and delivers more activity per unit of funding than many other similar systems. However...