CODI 2017: Doctor Google Will See You Now!

When:
August 6, 2017 @ 8:20 pm – 9:20 pm Europe/London Timezone
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Where:
New Town Theatre
Freemasons Hall
96 George St, Edinburgh EH2 3DH
UK
Cost:
£9 (£7 concession)
Contact:

Note this performance will take place on 6th August 8-9pm AND 26th August 1.50-2.50pm

Your supermarket knows when you’re pregnant; Google knows what medical conditions you have; Facebook could help your doctor diagnose you. What if Google sent a record of your search terms to your doctor to notify them of likely health conditions? What if Facebook sent an alert to midwives when pregnant ladies posted photos of them drinking alcohol or smoking? Join Mhairi Aitken (University of Edinburgh) as she discusses how this information could be used, and have your own say on what should remain science fiction and what should become reality.

Performer

Mhairi Aitken, Research Fellow, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, the University of Edinburgh.