Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano – Digital Twins – myths and reality

June 13th, 2.15-3.45 pm

Digital twins are the latest buzzword in the desired intersection of health and digitalization. We are hearing promises of digital copies of entire humans or at least of their subsystems to improve pharmaceutical R&D as well as health care. We explain the concepts of digital twins and show its possibilities and limitations. All these concepts assume that the systems in question can be adequately modeled mathematically, at least partially and that the models are valid for the intended applications.


Prof. Dr. Jobst Landgrebe, Professor of Università della Svizzera Italiana

Università-dellpicture of Professor Jobst Landgrebe

Jobst Landgrebe, MD/PhD, is a Professor for philosophy of science at the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) in Lugano and a Research Associate at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Along with his co-author, Barry Smith, he recently published the book “Why Machines Will Never Rule the World”. With a background as a physician, biochemist, and mathematician, Landgrebe is a renowned philosopher science and author, known for his expertise in the fields of AI and transhumanism. He is also an entrepreneur in the health care sector.