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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 fundamentals of living longer better

While technology will empower us in many ways, let's not forget that it is the simple things in life, whatever our age, that matter most. It is striking that in most of the interviews for this book, when asked about the secret of living longer well, and what they do personally to achieve this, it really boiled down to the fundamentals.

I often refer to Dan Buettner's work, where he coined the term "Blue Zones[1]"—the places around the world, like Okinawa in Japan and Sardinia in Italy, where people live some of the longest, healthiest, happiest lives. His research shows that people living in those zones all share five crucial ingredients: following a good diet, incorporating exercise, possessing a sense of purpose, having good social connections, and venerating age.

Diet is crucial. I have always eaten well myself, with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables; lately I have become obsessed with seeds! I take...