MEET Tracy Accardi


As AI begins to take root in more and more industries, medical surgeries are still lagging behind in adoption. Only about 3% of surgeries in the world are being performed with the assistance of robots. Fortunately, Tracy Accardi, VP for R&D for surgical robots at Medtronic, is aiming to radically innovate the space by pushing robotic surgery into the mainstream. This will not only reduce the mental load for current surgeons, but also drastically improve surgical efficacy and remove any fearful stigmas of robotic surgery, or rather just “surgery” as Tracy wants it to be called.