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Welcome Keynote Address

How Artificial Intelligence is Shaping Our Ideas About Beauty

Thursday, February 22  |  8:15 - 9:15 AM

Embark on a compelling journey as we delve into the impact of AI on aesthetic medicine, exploring how it is reshaping our perceptions of beauty. From current applications to ethical considerations and psychological implications for body image, this keynote provides a comprehensive overview of the transformative impact of AI in the aesthetic realm.

What You Will Learn:                                                                                

  • Uncover the latest advancements in AI technologies shaping beauty perceptions.
  • Explore how aesthetic practices can leverage AI for innovative transformations, enhancing patient experiences and outcomes.
  • Navigate the ethical considerations and potential biases associated with AI, promoting fairness and transparency while understanding implications on body image.

Keynote Presenter

Tara Well, PhD., Associate Professor of Psychology at Barnard College of Columbia University

Tara Well, Ph.D. is an associate professor of psychology at Barnard College of Columbia University, where she has taught Personality Psychology, Health Psychology, and Psychology of Leadership for over 20 years. Her research on motivation, perception, and cognition has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and published in the top psychology journals. 

Her current research focus is on mirrors and human reflections, as in how we see ourselves and each other. Professor Well developed a mirror-based meditation program to teach people how to manage their attention and emotions. Her first book, Mirror Meditation: The Power of Neuroscience and Self-Reflection to Overcome Self-Criticism, Gain Confidence and See Yourself with Compassion, was published in June 2022.

She writes on related topics, such as body image, self-compassion, narcissism, emotional resilience, meditation, and the role of self-awareness in leadership. Her Psychology Today blog, The Clarity has over 2 million readers.  

She has appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, NBC Nightly News and a number of podcasts including The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman. Professor Well has been quoted in a number of media outlets including The New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Vice, Vox, Bloomberg, Forbes, INC, Harper's Bazaar, Shape, Allure, Life & Style Magazine, and more. 
Dr. Tara Well also partners with major companies in the health and beauty industry and works with national and international organizations. Recent projects include the psychology of visiability in social and professional settings, using self-awareness to manage stress and develop emotional resilience, and the role of attention and motivation in mindful media consumption.