Dr. Conrod was a featured speaker at the Metaverse and Health symposium at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal on Monday. In her presentation, she advocated for the establishment of “safe spaces” on social networks where young people are not exposed to harmful content, as well as for “concrete intervention measures. “All studies show that prevention and intervention reduce alcohol consumption, depression and anxiety. Exposing young people to campaigns is not enough.” Dr. Patrick Nataf showed how virtual and augmented reality could be used to train young doctors. Researcher Yoshua Bengio also presented, and expressed enthusiasm for the potential of artificial intelligence in healthcare. On the other hand, he said that generative artificial intelligence, such as ChatGPT, is difficult to control.

 

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