Access to big data and an increase in computation power through artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the landscape of biomedical research. And this is posing big questions: How are these new tools used, and how are they leading to new discoveries? Are they able to make drug discovery cheaper, faster and safer? What are the ethics of using these tools?
Join Ian Macara, chair and professor of the department of cell and developmental biology, for the next Lab-to-Table Conversation with the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Basic Sciences.
The event will be Tuesday, May 24, noon–1 p.m. CT. It will feature:
- Andre Bastos, assistant professor of psychology, who uses computational modeling to unravel how the brain builds predictions
- Shannon Smith, graduate student in the lab of Jens Meiler, who uses machine learning for drug development
- Jesse Spencer-Smith, chief data scientist of the Data Science Institute
These experts will discuss the use and impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on biomedical research, how it is being used for new and paradigm-shifting discoveries, and its ethics.
The virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.