AI Workshop Series: Anticipation and the Professions

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An overview of machine learning technology, its potential transformation of life science professions, and what it means for education.

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Workshop 1: Anticipation and the Professions – Why we’ve got to take this seriously. An overview of the technology and potential transformation of life science professions.

Interest in what we call “artificial intelligence” is a broad concern which is almost as old as computer science, dating from the early 1940s. But there has been a revolution in the last few years, concerning a specific new kind of technology which can anticipate the meaning of unknown data on the basis of data a machine has been “trained” with. This technology is unlike deterministic technology such as databases, and its value is becoming increasingly apparent in many domains. The architecture of these “anticipatory machines” is similar to what we understand of the architecture of the brain, and it displays two important features:

  • It works (within limits but beyond expectations)
  • We don’t fully understand why!

Without labouring the second point, this workshop will introduce you to the range of applications to which this “anticipatory technology” is being applied including: image recognition for medical diagnosis, physical movement analysis, intelligent interface design, automatic research assistance, and many others.

You will get an overview of the standard toolkits and approaches which are being used to achieve this, and have a chance to experiment with many of these tools yourself.

Please note that there are limited places, and a free lunch is included in your ticket! The venue will be sent via email once numbers are confirmed.

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