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Confronting the Problem of AI Bias

Posted on June 18th, 2021 by 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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4 Notable Life Sciences Trends from the Tech Trends Report

Posted on June 4th, 2021 by 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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AI Disease Modeling Supports Precision Medicine for Cancer

Posted on June 1st, 2021 by in Pharma R&D

Precision medicine has offered a lot of hope for the treatment of cancer, as it makes it possible to tackle the multi-faceted disease with a more personalized, patient-specific approach. Meanwhile, researchers are also becoming increasingly interested in applications for artificial intelligence in the development of drugs and therapies. Could AI and precision medicine work together in the fight against cancer?

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SciBite’s James Malone Talks Future of Biocuration on Conference Panel

Posted on April 15th, 2021 by in AI & Data

Biocurators are among the unsung heroes of the life sciences world, performing the essential task of translating and integrating biomedical information into interoperable databases. Of course, there is a lot more to it than that, as attendees of the International Society for Biocuration’s 14th Annual Biocuration Conference already know.

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