The future of AI in medicine | Conor Judge | TEDxGalway

While AI is a scary concept for most, it has massive potential to revolutionise and better medical care. From reducing time spent by medical teams collecting patient information to predicting Parkinson’s disease. However, it is not without its risks. Conor highlights what is needed in order to implement multimodal AI safely into the healthcare system. Dr Conor Judge is a consultant nephrologist at Galway University Hospital, Saolta University Health Care Group and a senior lecturer in University of Galway having recently developed the MSc Applied Clinical Data Analytics.

Conor completed his PhD in the Health Research Board (HRB) Clinical Research Facility Galway.

Prior to medicine, Conor trained as an electronic and computer engineer and has a passion for combining data analytics with medicine. As a trainee, Dr Judge created two electronic health record databases in Galway University Hospital that have been used for over 100,000 patients since 2017.

Most recently, Dr Judge has been awarded the Health Research Board’s Clinician Scientist Fellowships (CSF) 2023 scheme, worth €700,000 with a research project on ‘An artificial intelligence approach to improving blood pressure treatment’. Which will address the significant care-gap in hypertension management. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at