Innovation for the future
At Philips, Dionisio’s work and career sees him applying machine and deep learning in Oral Healthcare. Working in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Dionisio sees a form of consciousness emerge in the most uncanny of places.
So to him, AI isn’t exactly as scary as the movies often make it out to be. This is because AI is not consciousness in the traditional sense of awareness or feeling. AI offers us something else. A chance to see a pattern process – like a thought – emerge and explore.
AI offers a systematic way to process “the power of information,” says Dionisio, which can ultimately help in better decision-making. And that could be better for us all.
In fact, Dionisio is a bit like AI, in the way he’s constantly absorbing information, sneaking into other departments and disciplines and poking about, exploring. He’s not morbidly thinking about life and death all the time, but he’s always thinking about life, and he’s most certainly always thinking about thinking.