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  • Date and time: Thursday 1 November 2018, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Location: Room P/X/001, Physics/Electronics Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to Open to all
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Electronic Engineering Inaugural Lecture

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning are influencing our everyday lives - finding the quickest route home, predicting what we might want to buy and even finding us the perfect partner - but can it also help those living with Parkinson’s?  Parkinson’s is a devastating condition that affects 1 in 100 of those over 60 and currently has no cure. It costs the UK over £2 billion per annum and numbers are set to rise as we all live longer.

In this lecture we will see how evolutionary algorithms, a form of machine learning, can help diagnose and monitor Parkinson’s, assist in the prescription of medication, and find new drugs to slow or even halt this debilitating condition.

This talk will be preceded by a drinks reception in P/T/005A in the Exhibition Centre at 5.30pm  - open to all ticketholders. 

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No hearing loop