The human brain is an amazing work of art; it has very complex neural circuits and the way it registers, stores, processes, and analyzes information and makes decisions has always been a matter of fascination. To even attempt to replicate the human brain or to “teach” a machine to do that is an extremely ambitious endeavor fraught with controversy. Many a scientist has been fascinated with this concept, and thus was born “artificial intelligence” and “deep machine learning.”
“Artificial intelligence” (AI) is a familiar buzzword for many in the tech sector today. It has been used in the airline industry for years now to assist pilots in making decisions under difficult, high-pressure, complex situations that can be too difficult for an individual to handle, or when the experience of a pilot, or the lack of one, gets in the way of the safety of hundreds of passengers.
AI in health care is a very fresh, still-emerging concept, largely focused on programs that perform and assist with diagnosis, decision-making, and therapy recommendations.
Please join us on Monday, November 7, 2016, for sandwiches, refreshments, and a discussion regarding the many uses – including image interpretation, decision making and therapy guidance, creation of new knowledge, and generating alerts and reminders – and challenges of AI in health care.
Clark Freifeld, PhD, Lecturer in Computer Science, Northeastern University
Amir Farjadian, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Co-Founder, TAVANA LLC
Participation in this event is free for all Foley employees and their guests, but pre-registration is required. Please contact Shabbi Khan at firstname.lastname@example.org to the online discount code prior to registering online.
For all other persons interested in attending, tickets are priced at $30 until 8:00 p.m. on November 6; $40 after then and at the door on November 7, availability permitting.
To learn more or register, click here.