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Dr. Ivar Mendez: How AI Assists Remote Communities

Can AI help bridge the gap between responsive, sufficient healthcare and those living in rural and remote communities? The increased presence of portable medical and robotic devices might be able to show us how.

In this episode of the Root & STEM podcast, John Stewart, digital producer and host, sits down with Dr. Ivar Mendez, a neurosurgeon who is the current head of surgery at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. Dr. Mendez explains how AI is transforming the opportunity and accessibility afforded to those living in rural and remote areas, especially those in Indigenous communities, and the possibilities for global growth.

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