van der Schaar Lab

AI: Hype vs reality (Cambridge Festival)

Mihaela van der Schaar will take part in a panel discussion entitled “AI: Hype vs. reality” as part of the 2021 Cambridge Festival.

Keynote title:
AI: Hype vs reality

Data science and AI have the potential to transform the discovery and development of medicines. However, there is a lot of hype surrounding AI. The session will cover: what has been achieved to date? What is realistic to expect from data science and AI in the next 5 to 10 years? How can data science experts manage expectations? How can pharma and tech better collaborate to realise the potential of data science and AI in healthcare?

The interdisciplinary panel will be chaired by Gareth Mitchell, presenter from the BBC’s Digital Planet.

Panellists include Dr Jim Weatherall (Vice President of Data Science & AI, R&D, AstraZeneca), Professor Mihaela van der Schaar (Director, Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine), Anne Phelan (CSO, BenevolentAI) and Dr Junaid Bajwa (Chief Medical Scientist, Microsoft Research).

About Cambridge Festival:
The new, interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival (replacing the Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas) will take place from 26 March to 4 April 2021. The festival will primarily be digital in 2021 – to enable wide-reaching engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There will still be strong and distinct platforms for the Sciences and the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. And the new Festival will include a uniquely Cambridge eclectic mixture of over 350 events and activities: from panel discussions, film premieres, and self-guided walking tours, to ‘try this at home’ activities for the whole family. Topics cover the breadth of Cambridge research and will be presented across the Festival’s four themes: Society, Health, Environment and Explore!

Visit the event page here.

This panel discussion can be viewed on March 31 at 19:00 BST.

Full list of time zones:

Cambridge, United Kingdom Wed, 31 Mar 2021 at 19:00 BST
Paris, France Wed, 31 Mar 2021 at 20:00 CEST
New York, USA Wed, 31 Mar 2021 at 14:00 EDT
San Francisco, USA Wed, 31 Mar 2021 at 11:00 PDT
Beijing, China Thu, 1 Apr 2021 at 02:00 CST
Shanghai, China Thu, 1 Apr 2021 at 02:00 CST

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The event is finished.


Mar 31 2021


Note: time is shown in BST
19:00 - 20:00