2nd Meeting of the 200th Session (2020-2021)
Professor David Harrison
On Monday 26th October 2020, at 7pm
Artificial Intelligence is already changing many aspects of our lives: this talk will introduce the application of Artificial Intelligence to the interpretation of tissue biopsies from patients undergoing diagnostic tests. We will explore the interaction of machine learning algorithms with human operators and discuss the implcations for precision medicine.
Professor David Harrison graduated from the University of Edinburgh and trained as a histopathologist. Whilst clinically specialising in liver and kidney, his research interests are broader, coming under the general banner of systems biology and AI applied to pathology. He is currently Professor of Pathology in St Andrews, and Director of Development for Laboratory Medicine in NHS Lothian. David holds honorary chairs in Glasgow, Florida, Edinburgh, the last of these where he was Professor of Pathology for 12 years and Director of the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre. Alongside his clinical and academic work, David is director in several small biotech companies, he chairs the UK Committee on Carcinogenicity and is Chairperson of a number of Charities. He is Director of iCAIRD (Industrial Centre for AI Research in Digital Diagnostics), a Scotland-wide consortium funded by Innovate UK.