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Prokar Dasgupta will explore the digital future of surgery, with a particular emphasis on cost, connectivity and artificial intelligence.

He will discuss the ways robotic systems are influencing surgery, from the Da Vinci system to new, cheaper systems that may challenge to the current gold standard. He will also consider the role of automation and questions of trustworthiness in robotic surgery.

During the talk, Prokar Dasgupta will examine the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in surgery, and how it can improve patient outcomes, for example by reducing variability in MRI readings and helping surgeons improve their performance.

Surgery may be further democratised in coming years by augmented reality and the advent of low latency ultrafast 5G/6G connectivity. The Internet of Skills could make remote surgery and mentorship easily accessible, irrespective of the location of the expert surgeon. Prokar Dasgupta will examine the impact of these developments on patient care.

This event is in-person only. Please register on Eventbrite.

This event is part of the King's Festival of Artificial Intelligence, running from Wednesday 24 to Sunday 28 May 2023, which brings together speakers, exhibits, demos and screenings in an exciting programme of events. Take a look at the other events here.

Festival event times may be subject to change. Any changes will be communicated to registrants via Eventbrite emails.

Please note, King's events are free, which means we routinely overbook to allow for no-shows and avoid empty seats. Admission is on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive in good time to avoid disappointment. We will not be able to admit those without tickets or latecomers.


Professor Prokar Dasgupta is a clinician-scientist whose career started over 30 years ago when he began studying the immunology of a parasitic disease called Leishmaniasis.

Professor Dasgupta was recently appointed as the Foundation Professor of Surgery for King's Health Partners in 2020 and has been a Consultant Urologist at Guy's Hospital since 2002. He became the first Professor of Robotic Surgery and Urological Innovation at King's in 2009 and subsequently the Chairman of the King’s-Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery.

Contributing to academic excellence, Professor Dasgupta pioneered robotic urological surgery at Guy's Hospital and leads on surgical simulation within the UK and internationally. In 2010 and 2018 he was named one of the top ten prostate cancer surgeons in the United Kingdom by the Daily Mail.

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Prokar Dasgupta 160 x 160 profile

Professor of Surgery

Event details

Bush House Auditorium
Bush House
Strand campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG