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WHAT IS MACHINE LEARNING AND WHY IS IT USEFUL IN BRAIN RESEARCH?

6:00pm-7:30pm on Wednesday 6 April

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Babbage Lecture Theatre, (Through the Pembroke Archway), New Museums SiteDowning Street, CB2 3RS

Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence – Two terms often used interchangeably and both rapidly becoming invaluable tools in neuroscience research. But what are they? What is the difference between them? How are they being used in modern brain research and more importantly, would you allow your medical treatment to be altered based on their findings? Join us for an interdisciplinary panel discussion, where we will explore these questions and more as we are joined by three neuroscientists actively using these tools to support their research across the lifespan. Dr Duncan Astle (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit) works specifically on brain development in children, Dr Sarah Morgan (Psychiatry/Computer Science & Technology) is using machine learning approaches, network science and natural language processing to better understand mental health conditions and Mr Stephen Price (Clinical Neurosciences) is developing AI methods to study brain tumours to learn which are at risk of growth versus those at lower risk. Our panellists, chaired by Professor Tamsin Ford (Psychiatry), will endeavour to dispel the mystery surrounding the terminology and explain how these tools are being specifically used to support modern neuroscience research and ultimately being used in the clinic.

This event will be in-person (booking required), and also live-streamed on our festival YouTube channel.

You can pre-register to receive a reminder for the online stream - or view on the day via the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/c/CambridgeFestival/

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: Adults
Format: Talk
Timing: Available on Demand, In person, Live Stream
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 400
Theme: Discovery, Health
Accessibility: Partial access - please contact us for details, Accessible toilet, Lift
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