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Medicine powered by AI

June 6 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Welcome to the June PyData Edinburgh event!
As always, we will have a main talk, our lightning talks, pizza &refreshments and great chat! We’re really pleased that this month we have a speaker from one of our sponsors, Maciej Pajak from Canon.
Please RVSP if you can join us – and our lovely hosts this time are Wood Mackenzie.

Maciej works as an AI Scientist at Canon Medical Research Europe, developing machine learning solutions in healthcare. He has a PhD in Informatics from Edinburgh University and his previous experience spans Computer Science, Psychology, and Bioinformatics.

“At Canon we work with a wide variety of medical data and a whole range of machine learning tasks (and we use Python for that!). In this talk I will give you an insight into our exciting work, and how we approach challenges specific to data science & machine learning in the medical domain.

But we need to deal with universal challenges of data science too, here I will focus on measuring model’s performance, which I believe many of you can relate to. We all use quantitative metrics to keep track of where we are in our algorithm development, summarise our progress, and provide evidence to the clients that our models are worth spending money on. Of course, you want the metric to be informative, relevant to the use case, understandable by the stakeholders, and well, you don’t want it to make your model look weak… Then, another question is – how much can you steer development of a model towards optimising a particular metric? And should you? I aim to run through a selection of practical examples and share a few personal reflections.”

We still have a few spaces for some lightning talks this month – share your stories! Share your successes & failures! Share your hints & tips! Whether you are a beginner or an expert, we want to hear from you.

If you want to give a lightning talk at this event, send us a message either here on Meetup, through Twitter @PyDataEdinburgh or any other way you know how to find us!

Just 5 minutes, still informal, no need for slides unless you want them — go on, give it a go!

Please RSVP to come to this event 🙂

1815: Doors open, drinks & networking
1845: Talks start – welcome & community announcements followed by our main speaker, then lightning talks.
We’ll end the evening with pizza and more refreshments, wrapping up by 2100.

As always, we couldn’t do this without our sponsors help to provide a venue and drink & pizzas and for this event — Cathcart Associates, Wood Mackenzie, Solarwinds, Lloyds Banking and Canon Medical

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June 6
6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


PyData Edinburgh


Wood Mackenzie Ltd
5 Semple St
Edinburgh, GB
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