On Thursday, January 24, 2019, STARSTEM researcher Dr Joshua Kaggie of the University of Cambridge will participate in a panel discussion at the Festival of Genomics in London, U.K. The 30-minute session entitled ‘The Rapidly Emerging Role of AI in Handling Increased Volumes of Unstructured Data’ will take place at the Business Design Centre, Theatre 3 from 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. It is expected that more than 2000 people will be in attendance.

Significant efforts are being made within the life sciences sector to ensure that data is structured properly. Unless data is structured, it cannot be found (discovered), queried (integrated) or used for analysis or interpretation. This session will outline the role of  AI/ML (artificial intelligence/ machine learning) in both handling and making sense of unstructured data. The panel will discuss why the requirements for manually structured data will rapidly dissipate as automation takes hold, the importance of curated ontologies and/or metadata vocabularies to drive progress, and achieving the correct process for handling unstructured data.

Read more about Josh’s session at the Festival of Genomics here.