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events Apr 12, 2016

Applied AI London Meet-up

hosted by BenevolentAI

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Apr 12, 2016


06:30 PM


BenevolentAI, 40 Churchway, London, NW1 1LW

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The 3rd meet-up of Applied AI London meetup will focus on Medical ML/AI and be hosted by BenevolentAI & Ravelin at the BenevolentAI offices near Euston.

Jeffrey Ng, CTO at BenevolentAI, will take the stage first to talk about The Pursuit of Better Medicines. Next we will hear from Gary, CTO of Babylon Health, who will explain How AI will change the Face of Healthcare. Finally, CEO David Plans of BioBeats will present Artificial Intelligence for Emotional Intelligence: Affect Modelling as Preventative Healthcare.


6:30pm - Beer, food and chat 

7:00pm - 'Machine Learning & the pursuit of better medicines' 

7:30pm - 'How AI will change the face of healthcare' 

8:00pm - 'Artificial Intelligence for Emotional Intelligence: Affect Modelling as Preventative Healthcare'


Jeffrey Ng, CTO at BenevolentAI

Jeffrey is the CTO and part of the team of founders of BenevolentAI. He is a serial technologist, start-up founder, fund-raiser and deep R&D strategist in Big Data, Natural Language Processing, state-of-the-art Deep Learning and deployment of AI platforms at internet scale for Tier1 Silicon Valley companies. He has a doctorate in Machine Learning and Computer Vision and another 7 years of Post-Doctoral research experience in brain-inspired pattern recognition at Imperial College. He has successfully spun-out a start-up out of Imperial with multi-million VC investment and revenue from a big UK retailer within 10 months. He is now working in big data and advanced machine learning to leverage the totality of human knowledge, teaching machines to understand and reason, with the goal of making a real difference in the world. Author of over 45 articles in scientific journals and conferences, 3 granted patents in US and EU and 4 pending patents.


Gary Mudie, CTO at Babylon Health 

Gary is a digital technology transformation expert. Previously as CTO at Circle he was responsible for Technology & Governance. Prior to that he was CTO & Logistics Director at global retailer ASOS, Global CIO Paperchase, Digital Program Director Universal Music Group, creating the industry’s first "track based" digital supply chain. He has also led information technology and operations at Borders UK, CSC and software engineering at Arcadia Group.


David Plans, CEO at BioBeats 

David started life as a musician, then studied artificial intelligence and computer science, using algorithms to investigate the nature of human creativity. He helped build the first European merger for Open Source startups and has then helped the UK’s National Health Service deploy the first mobile application to let users self-report in chronic illness. With BioBeats, he designs machine learning systems that foster human wellbeing. He has given papers and performances at the International Computer Music Conference, the European Conference on Artificial Life, IRCAM, the Darwin Symposium, and the Computer Arts Society in London. He is a Lecturer in Innovation at the University of Surrey.

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