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New advances in artificial intelligence

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access. Over 18s only.
Past event - 2018
16 May Doors 7pm Event 7.30-9.30pm
The Stag, 67 Fleet Rd,
London NW3 2QU
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Artificial intelligence is conquering the world! Join us to discover how artificial intelligence can be used for gene editing or medical diagnosis. Lear from our successful scientists and get the chance of winning our special Pint of Science goodies!

How CRISPR and artificial intelligence will change the world as we know it

Dr Leigh Brody (Director of Genomic Services at Desktop Genetics Ltd)
In 2012, a new gene editing tool was discovered. This system, named CRISPR, has broad and high impact applications in biology. It allows precise DNA-level edits — be that in zebrafish, mice or even human cells. CRISPR has already accelerated basic research, climate-resilient crop growth, designer materials and foods, and therapies. To ensure this technology is best utilised, the application of Artificial Intelligence has collided with CRISPR, yielding some interesting discoveries in the gene editing space. We’ll discuss the effect AI has had on CRISPR and where gene editing will go from here.

Could computers read doctors’ notes?

Dr Finn Catling (Bachelor of Medicine - Founder of Decode Healthcare)
Medical notes tell the story of a patient’s journey through hospital. We can use medical notes to improve care and to get hospitals the funding needed from government, but first we need to make sense of them and assign them standardised labels for each diagnosis. Doing this work by hand takes a long time and can be prone to error. Could computers help out? Some of the problems with computer-based approaches stem from the complexity of human language, and others relate to the large number of possible diagnoses. Our work tries to solve these problems using new advances in artificial intelligence
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