AI4HealthyCities helps governments transform urban health through Artificial Intelligence.

Data and AI are transforming the urban health landscape and providing new opportunities for health systems to evolve from being reactive, to becoming proactive, predictive, and even preventative, to keep their populations healthy.

Facing complex challenges

Cities are facing unprecedented health challenges, from the growing burden of cardiovascular and other chronic diseases, to increased demands on health systems due to rapid urbanization, and the acute dangers posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Data, digital, and AI driven solutions can support decision-making and improve overall population health. 

Yet, implementing innovative technologies is challenging due to a lack of infrastructure or technical capabilities, or because of concerns about algorithmic biases and data privacy. 

Bringing people together

AI4HealthyCities Dialogues accelerates collaborations between regions on digital innovations and health by fostering sustainable dialogues between multisectoral stakeholders in cities around the world. The goal is to develop concrete, actionable policy recommendations that will be useful to in-country decision-makers.

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As Head of the Novartis Foundation, I express my sincere appreciation to the Governments of São Paulo and Québec for their generous participation. It has been an honor and true pleasure to facilitate this dialogue on AI, which allowed us to learn about the needs of today’s cities and get inspired by your visions. I invite other cities to join the conversation on improving population health through data, digital and AI-driven innovation, and participate in our AI4HealthyCities dialogues.

Ann Aerts

Novartis Foundation

We hope that the key learnings of this initiative help promote collaboration opportunities among cities and urban stakeholders to explore the potential of using Artificial Intelligence to build healthy and inclusive cities. The policy recommendations captured in this report represent what can be achieved by enabling interdisciplinary and meaningful conversations. We look forward to continuing this dialogue and involving more geographies in the future of the initiative!

John Rossant