Welcome back for Medgadget’s coverage of Exponential Medicine in San Diego, CA, a Singularity University event. Exponential Medicine promises four days of discussion around big ideas and big opportunities in healthcare. As in previous years, we’ll be covering the main stage talks while checking out the new companies and technology in the Healthcare Innovation Hub open Tuesday and Wednesday of the event. Two new features of this year’s event include a Live Stream provided by Guidewell as well as a second interview stage, also managed by Guidewell, where speakers will have a chance to talk more about their topics between sessions.
In traditional form, the first and second sessions of the first half day, Introduction to Exponentials and Introduction to Exponentials Part II, brought a number of Singularity University faculty to the stage to set the scene for the coming week with broad strokes about a number of areas in healthcare we expect to hear more about this week. Wasting no time, Will Weisman, Executive Director of Conferences at Singularity University, kicked things off with a brief history lesson on Singularity University and Exponential Medicine, which represents the brainchild of Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis. Will used Khan Academy’s #YouCanLearnAnything video to motivate attendees to open themselves up to what the event has to offer over the next few days.