March 22, 2019
Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool
Europe/London timezone

The Data Science revolution in scientific research

Mar 22, 2019, 11:30 AM
Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool

Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool

Kings Dock Liverpool Waterfront L3 4FP UK


Prof. Jonathan Rowe (Alan Turing Institute)


The use of big data methods in science has curious roots, from bioinformatics and paranormal psychology, to particle physics and social economics. These methods took a strange detour via advertising, social media and playing Go, but are now finding applications in research across the breadth of science and the humanities. We will look at a range of projects where AI is transforming research practice, and the role the Alan Turing Institute is playing in this revolution. We will then consider a number of challenges this approach presents, in which some traditional philosophical questions gain unexpected practical applications.

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