5th February 2020 - Seminars - Machine learning in healthcare research: are we all on the same page? Dr Ivan Olier (Liverpool John Moores University)
Time: Wednesday February 05, 13:00 - 14:00
Title: Machine learning in healthcare research - are we all on the same page?
Abstract: Nowadays, a vast amount of data is being collated as the result of increasingly large-scale experiments aimed at supporting developments in medicine. Machine learning, a field originated from artificial intelligence, aims at extracting knowledge from data and making predictions without making strong assumptions about data nature and with minimum human intervention.
Despite being widely adopted in fields such as drug discovery and bioinformatics, the use of machine learning in healthcare remains lukewarm. Therefore, should we question whether we are providing the methods the healthcare research community needs? Or whether our findings are properly communicated to them?
With this talk, Dr Olier will offer his insight into these questions and present some examples of succeeding in modelling healthcare reserach problems using machine learning methods.