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events Aug 21, 2017

London Machine Learning Meet-up

Amir Saffari, Director of Applied AI will be discussing Machine Learning for Drug Discovery - Join the event


Aug 21, 2017


06:30 PM


AHL Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, EC4R 3AD, London

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ML for Drug Discovery - Amir Saffari 

Discovery in scientific domains has always been attributed to human genius and creativity. Recent advancements in AI is making it possible to design interactive and intelligent systems that could accelerate and augment human creativity by taking larger responsibility for different stages of scientific discovery process.

In this talk, I will discuss this area in details, explore the current state-of-the-art and its challenges, focus on the AI approaches from Deep Generative Models to Active and Reinforcement Learning that can be used for generating novel scientific hypothesis. I will also draw real-life examples from our current attempts at using these methods in the field of Drug Discovery.

Bio: Amir is director of Applied AI at Benevolent AI. BenevolentAI’s initial scientific focus has been in human health, specifically rare disease groups in often overlooked areas.  In human health, BenevolentAI has harnessed its technology to make major breakthroughs and accelerate drug development..  The Company has entered into significant license agreements with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies and is beginning its first Phase IIb clinical study in 2017.