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Digital twins: how they can help us live longer and healthier lives

13-Jun-2022

Key points from article :

Rob Enderle foresees human digital twins emerging within a decade.

Ethical concerns emerge regarding digital twins in employment and ownership.

Current avatar technology remains rudimentary, as seen in Meta's Horizon Worlds.

Prof. Sandra Wachter observes that using AI to predict life events is complex.

Great Ormond St. Hospital in London uses digital twins for rare heart conditions in children. 

Dassault Systèmes constructs a virtual model of the heart for surgical simulations.

The concept of digital twins also contributes to the reduction of animal testing in medical research.

Companies like Nvidia aspire to create a digital twin of Earth for climate-related solutions.

Digital twins amplify healthcare efficiency for improved outcomes.

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Dassault Systèmes

Software company that develops software for 3D product design, simulation and more.

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)

Children's hospital for special care.

Rob Enderle

American technology analyst

Sandra Wachter

Professor of Technology and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford

Digital twins: how they can help us live longer and healthier lives