On Generative AI in Healthcare – A Recap of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schwabe’s lecture in the Research Talk Series on Digitalization 2024

(14.05.2024) Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schwabe, Chair of Information Management at the Institute of Informatics at the University of Zurich since 2002, introduced the research groups and interested students in the KD2Lab to his research on “How can doctors and generative AI together help me lose weight?”.

We would like to thank Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schwabe for his visit and his engaging talk on generative AI use in treatment monitoring in healthcare. For those interested, a brief introduction to the topic is provided with the following abstract:


Both doctors and smart Apps strive to help obese people lose weight. However, those worlds are separated: Doctors do not know what Apps the patients are using, and the Apps ignore treatment plans recommended by the doctors. I will present how the 'digital companion' provides integrated care in and between medical consultations. A particular focus will be on how the digital companion persuades the patients to adhere to treatment by applying generative AI.

Another session will take place with Johann Kranz, LMU Munich, Germany on November 11th, 2024. For more information about the research talk series, see: https://www.wirtschaftsinformatik.kit.edu/research-talk-series.php

We are looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming sessions!