Lightning Lecture: Accelerating AI for Global Health Through Crowdsourcing
Date & Time:
12th Nov 2020
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The promise of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine is advancing rapidly driven by exponential growth in computing speed, data and new modelling techniques such as deep learning. Unfortunately, advancements in AI stand to disproportionately benefit diseases that predominantly affect the developed world because the key ingredients for AI – computational resources, big data and AI expertise – are less accessible in the developing world.
Our research on automated mining of biomedical literature indicates that adoption of machine learning algorithms in global health, for example to understand malaria, lags several years behind diseases like cancer. In this talk, Dr. Siwo will discuss how the use of crowdsourced data science challenges could play an important role in accelerating the equitable development of AI-based solutions to global health problems.