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Ann-Marie Roche

Director, Corporate Markets Marketing, Elsevier

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About the author: An experienced and passionate global marketing leader in creating useful, usable and enjoyable customer experiences. I started my career as a researcher and after joining Elsevier, I have had the opportunity to get closer to the fascinating world of Life Sciences, which I now use to identify and further explore key issues such as data as a service, AI, data extraction and personalized medicine. My goal is to engage with my audience and support knowledge sharing and discussion.

Posts by Ann-Marie Roche

Confronting the Problem of AI Bias

Posted on June 18th, 2021 in AI & Data

When thinking of artificial intelligence (AI), many people rely on cultural touchstones from science fiction films and TV. They might think of HAL, the calm-voiced AI from 2001: A Space Odyssey, or Data, the even-tempered android from Star Trek. We tend to imagine that artificial intelligence will be driven by reason, logic and facts – not by the emotions and prejudices that get us regular humans into trouble so often.

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An Update on Global Availability of COVID-19 Vaccines from Editor of The Lancet

Posted on June 11th, 2021 in Pharma R&D

In the U.S., the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out has moved at a strong pace, with about half of Americans now having received at least one shot. While many of the most motivated people have been able to get vaccinated by now, plenty of others still have questions. They may wonder if the vaccines are safe in general, or safe for them personally if they have a particular condition. They may have been confronted with conflicting information about the efficacy of vaccines.

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4 Notable Life Sciences Trends from the Tech Trends Report

Posted on June 4th, 2021 in AI & Data

The Future Today Institute has released its 2021 Tech Trends Report (14th Annual Edition), a comprehensive report on strategic trends that it anticipates will affect business, government, education, media and society in the coming year. We noted four trends discussed in the report’s Health, Medicine & Science section that will be of particular interest to those in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors.

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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Posted on May 18th, 2021 in Pharma R&D

The global focus on the development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines over the past year has been a reminder that there are still many other diseases for which the world has long sought a vaccine. Since 1998, May 18 has been observed as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (also known as World AIDS Vaccine Day) by advocates, healthcare professionals, and communities dedicated to HIV prevention and vaccine research, with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) often taking the lead in its observance. HIV Vaccine Awareness Day provides a good opportunity for vaccine developers to provide updates on research efforts with articles, webinars, and special events.

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