Portrait of Farzan Majeed Noori made by Alex Moltzau (author)

Multimodal Elderly Care Systems Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Quality of Life

A recorded interview with PhD research fellow Farzan Majeed Ñóòrî

For this article I decided to interview Farzan Majeed Ñóòrî who is a PhD Research fellow at the University of Oslo within the Research Group for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ROBIN). His focus is currently on the Multimodal Elderly Care Systems (MECS):

The number of elderly people living at home is increasing and this trend is expected to continue. The challenge then would be how to provide technology that can handle the complex and different environments found in homes. Further, technology can easily be seen as a threat to privacy and lack of interpersonal contact. This project addresses these issues by user centered design of robotic systems and the development of adaptive technology.
- University of Oslo retrieved 27th of June 2019

Key takeaways:

  • There are plenty of ethical challenges within artificial intelligence and healthcare. When this is the case a stressed developer, technician or in general team is the last issue you need to be dealing with. The Norwegian working environment (at least in ROBIN) seems conducive to taking the necessary considerations for responsible use of technology.

Objective for MECS

Create and evaluate multimodal mobile human supportive systems that are able to sense, learn and predict future events.

Current Financing in 2019

Research Council of Norway 2015–2019, IKTPLUSS, One PhDs and two post-doc (10% of proposals in the call were funded)

This is my first recorded interview during #500daysofAI so I would be very happy to hear your opinion! I hope to improve the sound quality in the future.

This is day 25 of #500daysofAI, I hope you enjoyed it.

What is #500daysofAI?

I am challenging myself to write and think about the topic of artificial intelligence for the next 500 days with the #500daysofAI. It is a challenge I invented to keep myself thinking of this topic and share my thoughts.

This is inspired by the film 500 Days of Summer where the main character tries to figure out where a love affair went sour, and in doing so, rediscovers his true passions in life.



AI Policy and Ethics at www.nora.ai. Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own. twitter.com/AlexMoltzau

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