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Message posted on 08/03/2023

Seminar announcement: Dr Google and beyond, April 17

Dear colleagues,

Please find attached a seminar announcement:

Dr Google and beyond

Rethinking online search for stem cell treatments in an era of ChatGPT

April 17th 2023 10.00 am - 12.30 pm

University of Copenhagen, ster Farimagsgade 5A, 1014 Copenhagen K, Room 1.1.18

Information found through digital platforms plays an increasingly visible and vital role in public engagement and understanding of emerging therapies. The dynamics of digital search becomes increasingly important as new gene and cell therapies are now making their way through approval processes in the Global North. Leveraging its significant and on-going market dominance, Google Search has been an influential actor in the

development of online search behaviour, targeted advertisement, information

economies, and public knowledge. Dr. Google has defined the very act of online health information search itself. With the introduction of new information

technologies like ChatGPT, digital search platforms are poised to reshape how we

understand emerging biomedicine.

In this seminar, we explore and discuss the data politics and practices of

contemporary searches for health information. We focus on stem cell science because this field is known for a controversial industry of commercially available treatments. Through this example, this seminar will explore the role of information technology

platforms in our individual and collective practice of search for better health.


Dr. Anna Couturier, EuroGCT and University of Edinburgh

Dr. Google and ChatGPT: the Era of AI in Health Information Search

Dr. Emma Lane, Reader in Neuropharmacology, Cardiff University

& Dr. Cheney Drew, Research Fellow, Cardiff University

Information Search: Engaging Patient Experiences (TBC)

Anders Grundtvig, PhD student, reNEW Copenhagen

Searching for Stem Cells Treatments: What, Where, and How?

With respondents:

Associate Professor Anders Kristian Munk, Techno-Anthropology Research Group, University of Aalborg

Professor Jane Kaye, Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies,

University of Oxford

This seminar is supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW (Novo Nordisk Foundation grant number NNF21CC0073729).

Professor Klaus Hoeyer Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies Department of Public Health University of Copenhagen

ster Farimagsgade 5A, Room 10.0.09 DK-1353 Copenhagen K Denmark

P: +45 3532 7996 M: +45 2625 6342 F: +45 3532 7629

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