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AI in the life sciences – the good, the bad and the ugly

Posted on November 7th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

Everyone in the life science industry – from the C-suite in the boardroom to scientists at the bench – are talking about the potential of AI, especially now they’re starting to see pharma companies using the technology. And we are beginning to see researchers mixing diverse kinds of data together – images, text and numeric data to name a few – to learn from. Continue reading “AI in the life sciences – the good, the bad and the ugly” »

Using data for good to solve humanitarian issues

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

Researchers are increasingly using their domain expertise to tackle many of the world’s problems such as hunger, pandemics and other societal issues. When I worked for a pharma company I was continually surprised experienced pharmacologists could tell me which toxicology events in animals were predictive of human responses and which events could be safely ignored. Continue reading “Using data for good to solve humanitarian issues” »