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events Nov 6, 2017

Web Summit

Jackie Hunter, CEO BenevolentBio and Jerome Pesenti, CEO BenevolentTech will be joining Web Summit this year.


Nov 6, 2017


09:00 AM



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Don't miss two presentations from BenevolentAI's CEO's (Bio and Tech) this year at Web Summit.

Jerome Pesenti

Five Misconceptions About AI and How AI Can Change Our World Now

AI can change our world for the better right now, but the industry is mired in hype at both ends of the scale - from unrealistic utopian predictions to existential risk. The reality of the extraordinary impact of AI is different and in many ways more interesting than the hype and fantasy that surrounds it. 

Jerome Pesenti will explain the impact of AI in the real world, address the five most common misconceptions that surround the industry, discuss the actual short-term benefits and provide a long-term view on the AI industry.


Professor Jackie Hunter

Re-Inventing the Scientific Method: How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionising Drug Discovery

Despite the huge growth of knowledge and information the process of biomedical discovery has not changed for 50 years.  In the modern world, it impossible for humans alone to process all the complex information potentially available to them for the advancement of scientific research.  For example, a new scientific paper is published every 30 seconds and there are thousands of updates to PubMed every day.  Consequently, only a small fraction of globally generated scientific information can form ‘useable’ knowledge.

Jackie Hunter will present on how AI can offer a solution to this problem and how she believes machine learning technology is changing how new medicines are discovered and developed.  She will also discuss how AI, rather than supplant human intelligence, will, instead, augment it and that such augmentation is indeed essential to solve some of the world’s great scientific challenges, in this case the discovery of new medicines. AI provides experienced scientists with the analytical tools they need to design better compounds faster.


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