HHSC: Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee

HHSC: Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee


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The Committee gathered for their quarterly meeting on May 2, 2018, to receive updates on subcommittee work and agency departmental reports. Of particular interest was the presentation by IBM on their Aging 2.0 initiative where they are using technologies developed for people with disabilities and applying them in the aging arena. In addition, they presented on the use of artificial intelligence in conjunction with Watson to change the way people with disabilities interact with the world. Upon hearing the presentation, it seems very likely that what IBM has developed could replace the need for the EVV system that has caused so much consternation in the community. It is clear that Advisory groups serving people with disabilities should interface quickly with IBM to enhance their efforts.