AI to the rescue: Redefining healthcare

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What happens when Artificial Intelligence is used in medical applications? What are the benefits that can be achieved by the massive data collected by hospitals? Can we use AI to find a cure for cancer? Our 15th meetup will take us into the ER and will tackle those and more fascinating subjects.

This meetup will feature talks by two of the leading researchers in the field, Dr. Elad Yom-Tov - Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and Visiting Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion, and Yuval Globerson Director of R&D at BrainQ.

The meetup will be held in collaboration with Shaare Zedek Scientific and will take place at the Steinberg Hall in the Shaare Zedek Medical Center - the multi-disciplinary medical center in Jerusalem.

Shaare Zedek Scientific is responsible for research and development collaborations between the Medical Center and the industry, including implementing new technologies in the field of digital health and providing access to medical data through Shaare Zedek's Innovation Center.

18:00 - 18:30: Gathering, networking, food and beers

18:30-18:35 : JerusML team - Greetings and Opening remarks

18:35-18:40 : Prof. Ofer Merin - Director General - Shaare Zedek

18:40-18:45 : Dr.Renana Ofan - Shaare Zedek Scientific Innovation Center

18:45 - 19:30: Dr. Elad Yom-Tov - "How can Internet data inform and improve medicine"

19:30 - 19:45: Break

19:45 - 20:15: Yuval Globerson - "How can ML cure the brain?"

As always there will be delicious food, drinks and great vibes

Steinberg Auditorium, 5th floor, Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Looking forward to see you there! :)

Lectures details:
Speaker: Dr. Elad Yom-Tov
Title: How can Internet data inform and improve medicine?
Abstract: Many people turn to the Internet when they have a medical concern. The data people generate when searching for information on their concern, as well as during other activities, creates new ways to learn about (and influence) human health. This is especially true when Internet data provide a more sensitive indicator than that attainable from traditional sources, when the required data is prone to reporting or association bias, or when most activity happens online.
In my talk I will present some of the opportunities that Internet data offer medical research through three examples: First, I will show how search engine queries can be used to screen for serious diseases and discuss the algorithmic challenges posed by such analysis, which is based on anonymized data. Second, I’ll demonstrate how the anxiety of users can be assessed and what this tells us about people seeking information on suicide. Finally, I will present our work which assessed the benefits of childhood flu vaccines, a policy which has now been adopted in Israel.

Speaker: Yuval Globerson
Title: How can ML cure the brain?
Abstract: BrainQ develops a therapeutic medical device for neurological disorders like stroke, where the treatment parameters are chosen using the patient's brainwaves and Machine Learning tools.
In this talk I'll give a short intro the world of EEG classification, and describe one of our projects, where we distill insights from EEG using feature importance and robust classification