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May 2018

DSI Privacy Debate – Do we still need privacy in the age of AI?

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Imperial College London London, SW7 2AZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Everyone of us is leaving more data behind than ever before: places we're going to, websites we visit, payments we make, and drugs we buy. On the one hand, the collection and storage of this data raises privacy concerns throughout the world, with some claiming that it poses serious threats to our basic human rights as individuals and as a society. On the other hand, this data has fuelled the fantastic advances we have seen in AI in the past 5 years, carrying significant potential benefits for our health, our security, and the progress of science. Is privacy a legacy of the past or something we need today more than ever? Is the GDPR an obstacle to European research in AI or a necessary enforcer of trust for the sustainable development of AI? Do the benefits of AI outweigh the privacy risks or does a third way exist?

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Innovation by evolution: bringing new chemistry to life

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Imperial College London London, SW7 2AZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering (IMSE) Highlight Seminar by Professor Frances Arnold (Caltech), Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioenginnering and Biochemistry Click here to register. Abstract Not satisfied with nature’s vast enzyme repertoire, we want to create new ones and expand the space of genetically encoded enzyme functions. I will describe how we can use the most powerful biological design process and evolution, to optimize existing enzymes and invent new ones, thereby circumventing our profound ignorance of how sequence encodes function. By mimicking nature’s evolutionary tricks and using a little chemical intuition, we can generate whole new enzyme families that catalyze…

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June 2018

Data Mining: Exploring the Ethical Dilemmas

June 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The University of Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom + Google Map


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August 2018

KDD 2018

August 21 - August 23
02 Intercontinential, 1 Waterview Dr
London, SE10 0TW United Kingdom
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The Data Science Institute is delighted to announce that KDD2018 will be coming to London, hosted at the 02 Intercontinential from 21st to 23rd August 2018. KDD is one of the leading conferences bringing together researchers and practioners in data science, large-scale analytics and big data. Professor Yike Guo, General Chair of KDD2018, says 'I am honoured to host KDD in London for the first time.London is a vibrant and exciting city to explore and offers some of the best venues in the world. I have just returned from a very enjoyable KDD2017 and was very impressed by the quality of…

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