Dr. Jose Morey


Artificial Intelligence, Medicine

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Areas of Expertise

Artificial Intelligence  •  Opener / Closer  •  Medicine  •  Space-Industry  •  Corporate Innovation

About Jose

CEO and Founder of Ad Astra Media LLC where he provides role models and educational STEAM
content to encourage more diversity in STEAM related fields and an Eisenhower Fellow with the
2020/2021 ZHI-XING Fellows Program. He is a health and technology keynote speaker, author and a
consultant for NASA, Forbes, MIT and the White House Office of Science and Technology. He is
considered a leader in exponential technology innovation and excels at leading multidisciplinary
teams that sit at the epicenter of biotechnology, AI, and aerospace.

He is considered the first Intergalactic Doctor and is often featured on Forbes, Univision, CNBC and
NASA360. His latest essay “The Future Shock of Medicine: How AI will Transform Disease, Death
and Doctors” was recently reviewed by The Wall Street Journal along with other contributions by
contemporary thought leaders. He serves as a technology and business advisor for MIT, NASA, UVA,
African Innovation Alliance, US-Polish Alliance for Innovation and has served as special envoy to the
Polish Space Agency.

As Chief Engineering Council in charge of Innovation for Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, he
directs international engineering teams in technology and intellectual property development.
As the Medical Technology and Artificial Intelligence Adviser for NASA iTech, he helped evaluate
research initiatives that would develop novel technology to meet the 2030 Mars Mission objectives
and deep space exploration.

His expertise in big data and innovation has made him a sought-after consultant in many industries.
Dr. Morey has previously worked with Liberty BioSecurity as their Chief Medical Innovation Officer
where he helps drive innovation in genetic intelligence, national defense, biotechnology, precision
medicine and augmented human performance and with IBM Watson Health as their Associated Chief
Health Officer where he helped develop global AI medical technologies.

Morey has also consulted with many companies to help create and train their deep learning
algorithms and neural networks to develop intelligent systems in healthcare and aerospace.
Morey sits on several AI advisory boards and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, articles,
presentations, and lectures. He also has a seat on the Informatics Leadership Council for the
American College of Radiology.

He has given talks to NASA360, the Radiologic Society of North America, HIIMS, Academy Health,
Health Datapalooza, Tech.Co, Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange, Stifel Nicolaus Healthcare
Investment Conference, the Chinese Medical Association and the Senate of the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico.

Morey holds an adjunct professorship of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of
Virginia and at Eastern Virginia Medical School. And he is a guest lecturer at Singularity University.
Morey is also an advisor with MIT Solve, Ideas MIT, Tampa Bay Wave, and I-Corps Puerto Rico.
Dr. Morey is a Senior Advisor with the NASA Space Breathing Initiative, where he helps direct an
international team of hardware and software engineers to develop a blockchain based data platform
pipeline in collaboration with NASA and NetApp for COVID-19 rapid response utilizing hybrid
cloud. Identified and guided hardware and software parameters well as edge device integration and
clinical AI development for prescriptive analytics and integration with the US National Emergency
Broadcasting System.

He also serves as a Special Advisor with the White House Office of Science and Technology Kaggle
CORD19 Project. He advised the Director of Research of CORD19 which is a collaboration between
the Allen Institute for AI, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Georgetown University’s Center for
Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), Microsoft, and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at
the National Institutes of Health to create AI platform to review scholarly literature about COVID-19,
SARS-CoV-2, and the Coronavirus group. Advised director on how to transform research content into
machine-readable form, making the corpus ready for analysis and study.

Innovation Talk Highlights - Lessons Learned from Leonardo

NASA360- "AI and the New Machine Age"

Named first Intergalactic Doctor by Univision, 2019

Speaking Topics

  • AI and Medicine: The Future is Panomic

    AI and machine learning have been around for decades, dating back to Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing. It wasn’t until recently however that AI and healthcare became so hyped that some were saying physicians and disease would soon be a thing of the past. However, after much time and investment, that nirvana of a world free of disease has yet to materialize. Why? In this talk, Dr. Morey discusses the greatest breakthrough AI has given us is it has shown us that traditional point-of-care medicine is not sufficient, nor has it been proficient enough to capture the complexities of disease or more importantly of wellness. This talk will cover the gains AI has brought to healthcare, the current state of FDA approved products and how the future of wellness lies in panomics.

  • AI and Space - How NASA is Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Lessons for Industry

    The focus of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is to provide information to civilian institutions to help them solve scientific problems at home and in space. This talk focuses on the latest technologies in artificial intelligence and machine learning in technology that have enabled scientists to gather and use data better and faster. The goal of these applications is to make sure NASA does not miss anything of potential value for civilian and commercial use as well as space exploration.

  • AI and the New Machine Age

    From Ada Lovelace to Alan Turing to IBM Watson, AI algorithms have been progressing at an exponential rate due to increase computing power and digitization. This talks explores the progress of AI with examples of disruption and dislocations that are occurring within multiple verticals and how companies can leverage the strengths of such advances to stay ahead of the competition.

  • An Introduction to Exponential Thinking: The Six D’s of the Digital Age

    From the six D’s characterizing the disruptive trends of the digital age to the major principles underlying exponential thinking, with examples spanning a broad variety of fields, this talk builds a foundation for applying exponential thinking to making an impact today and through the disruptive years ahead.

  • A Time of Magic

    We live in a time of magic…We live in a time of dreams…..We live in a time where things once thought impossible are now not only possible, but commonplace. In this keynote, Dr. Morey discusses how exponential technologies are akin to magic, but not because of the things they can make us do, but how they can break down the barriers that divide us and bring humanity together. In this inspirational message, Dr. Morey speaks about the importance of coming together through technology that unites us, to make this world and the next a better place for all.

  • Exponential Med: How to Leverage the Future, Today.

    Countries and organized care organizations are seeing a deluge of aging populations in managed care. But economic standards these systems are struggling to decipher the code of wellness to be able to withstand the impact on cost and resources. Exponential trends in nanotechnology, gene editing, machine learning, robotics, additive manufacturing, panomics, precision medicine, and computation are transforming the future opportunities in healthcare. This talk aims to catapult companies forward into the future to help to position themselves as the leaders of medical technology today.

  • Leonardo Da Vinci and the New Technology Renaissance

    Leonardo Da Vinci is still today one of humanities greatest innovators. His ability to blend cross-disciplinary sciences, technology and art has inspired our greatest inventors from Franklin, to Edison to Steve Jobs. They all looked to Leonardo as a source of inspiration. This talk delves into the life and genius of the renaissance thinker and explores how companies today can emulate his traits to transform their enterprises into innovation leaders and lead in this new technology renaissance.

  • NASA iTech - The Future of Technology that Will Lead Us to Exospecies

    NASA iTech is a startup accelerator that focuses on finding and developing the exponential technologies to reach and colonize deep space. Dr. Morey discusses the biological and technological advances that are being developed by NASA and the innovative public private partnerships for the planned missions to Mars, Europa, Venus and beyond. From AI, autonomous rovers, inflatable habitats, aliens, robotics, wearables, extremophiles and anti-aging medications, this talk explores the future of humanity beyond this pale blue dot.

  • The Future of Medicine and Healthcare

    Comprehensive overview of what is in the lab today and what is coming to market in the next decade. This presentation will concentrate on breakthrough developments ranging from 3D printing to gene editing, from panomics to precision medicine; from blockchain to AI. All of these and more are discussed in the context of current explosions of digital information and distributed healthcare


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