AI For Drug Discovery: Hype Or Hope?

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Mon, Jan 14 - 18:00

Cambridge Brewing Company

Cambridge, Middlesex County

Technology

Description

AI brings hope for disrupting drug discovery. Also, it brings a lot of hype, as if no lessons were learnt from previous winters in both AI and computer-assisted drug discovery. 
In this meeting, we will discuss these hopes and hypes. 

Cambridge Brewing Co. at Kendall Square is a particularly suitable place for this discussion: nearby institutions produce a lot of AI research, which sometimes contribute to the hype. 


I blogged about specific examples, coming from:


Harvard: 
“AI in drug discovery is overhyped: examples from AstraZeneca, Harvard, Stanford and Insilico Medicine ” https://medium.com/the-ai-lab/artificial-intelligence-in-drug-discovery-is-overhyped-examples-from-astrazeneca-harvard-315d69a7f863

(this post was covered by Boston blogger Derek Lowe:  https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2018/01/10/objections-to-some-drug-discovery-ai) 

MIT: 

'MIT paper in machine learning for drug discovery at ICML 2018: very incomplete'
https://medium.com/@mostafab/mit-paper-in-ai-for-drug-discovery-at-icml-2018-very-incomplete-a0ba9fd39853


We will also discuss concrete solutions to this hype problem. 


The meeting is free and open to everyone. 


Organizer: Mostapha Benhenda, PhD, founder of the online AI lab Startcrowd https://www.startcrowd.club

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