NIH Workshop: Harnessing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Advance Biomedical Research
Monday, July 23, 2018, 8:45 a.m. – 4:40 p.m. ET | The John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Room 620 | NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, MD
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are advancing rapidly and in use across industries, including biomedical research and healthcare delivery. For this full-day public workshop, NIH is bringing together leaders in innovation and science to explore the opportunities for AI and ML to accelerate medical advances from biomedical research. Workshop participants will hear from leading industry experts and scientists who are employing AI/ML in biomedical research settings. Speakers will cover a range of issues including the promise of integrating AI technology into healthcare, how it is being used in biomedical research, its potential for enhancing clinical care and scientific discovery. Craig Mundie, who served on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and was formerly Microsoft’s Chief Research Strategy Officer, will deliver the keynote address.
NIH releases strategic plan for data science
Storing, managing, standardizing and publishing the vast amounts of data produced by biomedical research is a critical mission for the National Institutes of Health. In support of this effort, NIH today released its first Strategic Plan for Data Science that provides a roadmap for modernizing the NIH-funded biomedical data science ecosystem. Over the course of the next year, NIH will begin implementing its strategy, with some elements of the plan already underway. NIH will continue to seek community input during the implementation phase.