Pint of Science: Hear Me Out
- Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021, 20:00 – 21:00
- Location: Off-campus
- Cost: Free online event
Join Dr Alinka Greasley and Professor Alex Frangi in this online event as they discuss how AI could shape the future of healthcare.
Ear Trumpets to Machine Learning: Putting the AI into Hearing (Ai)ds
Dr Alinka Greasley (Associate Professor in Music Psychology)
Alinka’s talk will describe the prevalence of hearing loss in society and the consequences of this for the individual, particularly if not diagnosed or addressed promptly. It will describe the development of hearing aid technology to manage hearing loss, from early hearing instruments through to modern digital hearing aids, discussing issues surrounding benefit, uptake, and performance of the hearing aids for speech and music perception.
Am (A)I human? Building Safer and More Effective Medical Devices with Virtual Twins
Professor Alex Frangi (Diamond Jubilee Chair in Computational Medicine)
Clinical trials are needed to evaluate whether medical devices are safe and effective before they can be approved for market. However, many medical devices fail to be approved, because of difficulty in predicting low-frequency side-effects. Alex will be talking about how computational medicine and AI may offer a solution to this. Alex will discuss how in silico trials (computer-based trials performed on populations of virtual patients) could reduce risks to patients by thoroughly testing side-effects and optimising clinical outcomes.