Image: by Matt Wiebe, Simplified Pixabay License.

ODI Fridays: Can we please stop talking about AI for health?

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Fri Nov 29, 2019 13:00
Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

Machine learning is revolutionising healthcare provision and delivery, but are we doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past?

ODI Fridays are free lunchtime lectures for everyone. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

Machine learning is revolutionising healthcare provision and delivery, from mobilising previously inaccessible data sources to generating increasingly powerful algorithmic constructs for prognostic modelling. However, it is becoming increasingly obvious that if we do not learn from the mistakes of our past, that we are doomed to repeat them; if it isn’t already too late…

In this (irreverent and misleadingly titled) talk, Dr. Bilal Mateen will discuss the importance of definitions, revisit a series of hard truths, and share the story of the world’s most complex and protracted game of 20 questions, all in an effort to highlight the importance of being able to tell the difference between good (data) science and a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign.

About the speaker

Bilal is a clinical data science fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, a clinical-academic trainee at Kings College Hospital, and an honorary researcher at Warwick University & The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Image: by Matt WiebeSimplified Pixabay License.

Live stream

There will be a live stream of the full talk here from 1pm on Friday 29 November 2019.