Why Hopkins?

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is uniquely situated to build this ecosystem with nationally recognized strengths in clinical and health services research focused on the health and wellbeing of older adults and in programs focused on the development of novel uses for AI and technologies to improve human health. JHU is endowed with internationally known researchers in AI and related fields such as computer vision, natural language processing, speech processing, and data science. In addition, there is a strong institutional commitment to transdisciplinary collaboration and to the development of novel technologies and new products through Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV).  

Building on these strengths, we propose to create a highly dynamic AITC focused on the development of novel and adaptive AI and technology-related products that will improve the health, wellbeing, and independence of millions of older Americans, including those with dementia such as Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and neurodegenerative movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and those in underserved rural and urban communities.