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Virtual over Zoom
  • November 9, 2021 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Biostatistics Seminar Series presents:

“Artificial intelligence in Medicine” by Dr. Ervin Sejdić, University of Toronto

Artificial intelligence is an exciting field spanning computer science, engineering, mathematics and statistics. In recent years, it has become a hot topic that promises to revolutionize many aspects of our daily lives ranging from our cars to our health. And we are mesmerized by artificial intelligence! Yet, a few of us really understand what artificial intelligence represents, and how it can be helpful in our professional lives. In this talk, I will briefly introduce the concept of artificial intelligence, while covering both its advantages and disadvantages. Next, I will cover some of its applications in medicine to demonstrate how artificial intelligence can be very helpful in these clinical fields. Also, I will address a question that we always ask ourselves: Will artificial intelligence replace my clinician? Lastly, I will cover some of recent developments dealing with artificial intelligence and dysphagia, a swallowing disorder caused by a variety of neurological conditions (e.g., stroke, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease), head and neck cancer, genetic syndromes, and iatrogenic conditions or trauma. A recently proposed field called computational deglutition is a collaboration between clinicians and the data science community aimed at the development of clinically relevant algorithms that will aid clinicians during the assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders.

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