2014 Albright Challenge


The 2014 Albright Challenge looked at the inherent conflict between increasing personalization and the 'status quo' of existing systems, with one Participant team focusingon a specific education case and the other on a specific healthcare case.  Essentially, the fact that the capability to individually track activity levels, health data, learning ability, etc. now exists has opened the door to tailoring healthcare and learning to the individual, or clusters of like individuals.  However, our current healthcare and education systems are geared towards catering to the "norm" oraverage. Can these two ideals co-exist?  In areas such as these can we foster disruptive change while avoiding destructive change?  What are the implications for/of big data? Privacy?  These are some of the questions the teams explored.