Monday, 28 September 2020, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Dr. Paul Sant, Head of School, Computer Science and Technology, University of Bedfordshire

Event Poster 28/09/2020 - Paul Sant

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not new, however the COVID-19 pandemic and the development of intelligent software applications such as Siri, Amazon Alexa and a range of breakthroughs in medicine have brought to the attention of the general public.


AI has a rich history and has been used in applications such as medical diagnosis through to drug discovery. Of course, for many years AI was richly researched in academic institutions, but in the last decade we have seen the likes of Google and Facebook investing heavily in AI. In this talk I will provide a brief review of AI and its developments before moving on to discuss the increasing role of AI in the medical field. These development are welcome, and are bringing drug discovery and medical treatments to the market much quicker than traditional routes, but some may have reservations about trialling drugs that have been developed with the help of a computer.


Dr Paul Sant is the Head of School of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Bedfordshire. Paul joined Bedfordshire as a Lecturer back in 2005, and since then he has managed the University’s campus in Milton Keynes (2013-15) before moving back to a more subject specialist role within the School.

He is a keen runner (who knows, AI may help me to get a sub-18 minute 5km in the next year!) and resides in London with his wife and daughter.


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Last updated 29th September, 2020 at 8:52am