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Events – practical applications of AI

The Granta Innovation team regularly showcase our vision of practical applications of AI. Artificial intelligence and machine learning can improve accuracy, cut costs and create new opportunities across business, industry and healthcare. This page lists meetings we’re attending or presenting.


29-30 July 2020 – Invited presentations at AiPBAND 2020 conference

Closed event providing training in AI applications in medicine, and regulatory and ethical challenges, to early-stage researchers undertaking pioneering work on the development of early diagnostics for brain cancers. AiPBAND project

14 Jan 2020 – Joint Deep Cambridge & PDOC event – The Potential of Machine Learning in Medicine

A survey of exciting areas of application of ML in healthcare and medicine, from statistics to the latest deep learning techniques.

This talk will include case studies, pitfalls, ethics, and discuss current and emerging opportunities.

Ethics and regulation for medical devices26 November 2019 – Ethics and regulation for medical devices: making AI and software good for clinical use

Whatever your background, if you’re developing a system, software or device for healthcare, you must do it in a good way. There is always a risk of creating a system that is artificially stupid, compounded by the limited experience each of us brings from our own discipline, whether engineering, software, data science, biomedical or clinical. Taking the right steps helps minimise this risk.

We will look at the ethics of software medical devices, highlighting how this complements privacy, research ethics, medical device regulation, and good practice (GxP). The talk will present case studies where developers and clinicians went wrong, and are making potentially dangerous mistakes today, through examples from digital health and artificial intelligence. These will illustrate a framework that is widely applicable.

As a bonus, we will also have a short discussion of MDCG 2019-11, a recently issued and critical new guidance documentation on software under the EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR).

5 November 2019 – Cambridge University Data Science Society: New frontiers in cancer diagnosis using medical imaging and machine learning

Closed event for CUDSS. Please see the term card for further information.

25 September 2019 – Chemistry Networks 2019: Focus on AI and Machine Learning

Deep learning and machine learning are being successfully deployed, in very different ways, to computational chemistry, discovering new therapies, researching interactions, disease profiling, literature analysis, and novel applications. This event provides a great overview with a deep dive into some of the science.

17 July 2019 – Barclays AI Frenzy on Healthtech, Cambridge

Artificial intelligence is transforming many aspects of medicine. We will highlight breakthrough research at a range of companies in Cambridge, Oxford and London, and discuss opportunities and challenges to bring AI into practical use in healthcare. Further details

8 March 2019 – Building Bridges in Medical Science, Cambridge

We will introduce our vision for AI to find cancer early at this open event at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK, presenting at 15.05. Details.

7 March 2019 – Cofinitive #OneToWatch Cambridgeshire

We were delighted to find that we’ve been shortlisted as one of the region’s most innovative companies. The 21 #OnesToWatch will be announced at the Bradfield Centre, Cambridge, on 7 March 2019. Registration is now closed. More info

27 February – 3 March 2019 – European Conference on Radiology, Vienna (ECR2019)

We will be at ECR 2019, Europe’s leading annual radiology event. We will be happy to meet research colleagues and partners and to discuss our plans and results. Please contact us for further details or to arrange an appointment.

23 October 2018 – Practical applications of AI – CW Deep Learning in Medicine, Cambridge

Deep learning in medical imagingRecent advances in deep learning let computers extract information from images reliably and accurately. They offer astonishing potential in the field of diagnostics. Dr Antony Rix introduced Granta Innovation’s vision to use AI with medical imaging to revolutionise the diagnosis of cancer, discussing how to make this exciting technology widely available. Full details.

27 September 2018 – Wellcome Trust & EBI-EMBL at Genome Campus, Hinxton

We introduced AI and highlighted opportunities and practical applications of AI across medicine. Note that this event was open only to staff based on the campus.

On-site organisations receive details through the events directory.

17 September 2018 – CW Discovering Startups, London

CW Discovering Startups 2018We’re delighted that we were picked as one of three winners at this tremendous event. Discovering Startups brings together leading entrepreneurs, startups and investors in Cambridge and London. Further details