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Can artificial intelligence (AI) and imaging the heart predict when you will die? Does communicating in symbols and emojis <3 make understanding complex medical and scientific concepts much easier? Join Dr O'Regan and Dr Dufton as they explore the world of modern technology in health research and test your knowledge of biology with our science emoji pub quiz!
Universial Science language: Communicating science with emojis
Dr Neil Dufton (Research Associate in the Faculty of Medicine)
You may not realise it but we are really good at communicating with each other without saying a word. From body language and hand gestures to sign posts and emojis we can get a huge amount of information from non-verbal language-so why should science be any different? Dr Dufton thinks we can replace complicated science language with signs, symbols and emojis as a way for everyone to have a scientific conversation. Join in with a science emoji pub quiz and see how much more biology you know!
Can AI tell me when i will die?
Dr Declan O'Regan (Reader in imaging sciences at the Faculty of Medicine)
Artificial intelligence (AI) can do everything from understanding speech to driving cars but can it learn to predict our own deaths? Emerging AI technology is allowing machines to analyse medical data-including detailed images of the body. But would we want a computer to predict our future?