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How deep is your learning?

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
Past event - 2019
20 May Doors 6:30 pm
Event 7:00 - 9:30 pm
The Maypole, 20A Portugal Place,
Cambridge CB5 8AF
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Media coverage of artificial intelligence and machine learning can seem like a buzzword bingo, with no-one quite sure what they mean... we can help! Come and hear three scientists demystify this exciting area by explaining how they apply cutting-edge tools to solving their very different problems: from understanding urban migration to fighting cancer via engineering neuron-computer interfaces!

Using machine learning to model urban cities and national migration

Krittika D'Silva (PhD student at the Centre for Mobile, Wearable Systems and Augmented Intelligence )
Machine learning is quite the buzz words these days. In this talk, I’ll give an overview of machine learning and how it can be used. I’ll also talk about two applications of machine learning that I have worked on. First, I’ll describe how social media data can be used to understand urban cities and predict whether a business will survive or fail. Second, I’ll describe work I did at the United Nations using mobile phone data to model internal migration trends in Vanuatu.

AI & Neural Engineering: Increasing the Human Lifespan and Life Quality

Oliver Armitage (Co-founder & CSO of BIOS)
Oliver will explore how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to transform healthcare through neural engineering and how it can be integrated into the human body, giving a glimpse of the work BIOS has been doing to advance research and expand real world applications in this field. He will illustrate the solutions BIOS and others in the field are creating and will set the scene to what we can expect to see in the coming years.

Can AI help in the fight against cancer?

Dr Shamith Samarajiwa (Group leader at MRC Cancer Unit)
Making sense of the gigantic, complex, data-sets generated by modern biology experiments is beyond human capabilities. To uncover the secrets of living systems buried in the data, computers and smart algorithms are needed. The rise of data science and machine learning is accelerating the pace of discovery and ultimately bringing new treatments for disease closer, faster. Dr. Shamith Samarajiwa, MRC Cancer Unit, will discuss how his lab uses data science to understand genes and genomes and the impact of artificial intelligence breakthroughs in his field of cancer biology.

Creative Reactions

Barbara Nasto (Oil painting)
Clare Trowell (Printmaking)
Emma Mayoux-Andrews (Fine art/design/illustrator/digital)
As part of the Creative Reactions project, these artists will be presenting their artwork inspired by the research of speakers in this talk series. The artwork will also be on display at our Creative Reactions Exhibition at St Barnabas Church, 24 - 25 May.
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