Monday, October 30, 2023 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
The workshop serves as a platform for exploring the innovative synergy between generative AI and emerging wearable technologies. It aims to delve into the limitless possibilities these technologies offer, especially in the realm of behavioral health interventions. Participants will engage in discussions on how generative AI models and wearable devices can be integrated to create novel intervention approaches.
By focusing on generative AI, wearables, and mHealth interventions, the workshop aims to identify specific opportunities and challenges in leveraging these technologies. This includes understanding the capabilities of generative AI models in synthesizing text, speech, images, and video, and exploring how these components can be deployed effectively on wearables like hearables and AR devices.
Participants will tackle the ethical, technical, and socio-technical challenges associated with generative AI and wearable technologies. This includes ensuring the interventions are safe, efficacious, ethical, contextually appropriate, engaging, and adaptive. Discussions will revolve around aligning interventions with existing treatment guidelines, overcoming data scarcity, dealing with between-person variability, and addressing missing data in the context of wearable health sensing technologies.
The workshop incorporates brainstorming sessions where experts collaboratively explore generative AI applications for health interventions. Breakout sessions in concurrent tracks (Generative AI, VR/AR, and Hearables) facilitate in-depth discussions and knowledge sharing among specialized groups. Networking breaks and continued breakout sessions foster collaboration and provide opportunities for attendees to connect and exchange ideas.
A pivotal goal of the workshop is to develop a strategic roadmap. Through report-back sessions and working groups, attendees will summarize key findings, insights, and gaps identified during the workshop. These inputs will contribute to the development of a white paper outlining the research agenda for this emerging research area, guiding future studies and innovations in the field.
The closing session of the workshop will provide a platform for summarizing outcomes and contributions. Participants will share insights gained and discuss the next steps for the research community. The workshop aims to foster a sense of community, encouraging ongoing collaboration, knowledge exchange, and joint initiatives in the evolving landscape of generative mHealth interventions and wearable technologies.
The majority of workshop attendees will be staying at the Harvard Square Hotel, located just 10 minutes from the Science & Engineering Complex by shuttle (or 19 minutes by foot).
Harvard Square Hotel
110 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138
Those driving to the conference venue and looking to park on the Harvard Campus can purchase and print online daily parking permits at https://hopps.vpcs.harvard.edu/. It is suggested that you setup your account and purchase your daily permit beforehand so that lots that are conveniently close to the conference venue (Harvard’s Science and Engineering Complex) do not sell out. A permit is $22 and one is need for each day. While setting up your guest account use the following steps to fill out the mandatory information for Harvard’s parking system:
The recommended lots are:
*** Please note that the permit must be printed and displayed in order to be valid. ***
Continental breakfast, freshly brewed coffee, and hot tea will be available from 8:00 am onwards just outside the meeting room in the Science & Engineering Complex, Room 4.307. Attendees are encouraged to join between 8:00 am and 8:30 am, allowing ample time for networking and catching up before the workshop begins.
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