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Can AI Help Us Cure Cancer?

Royal Society: Café Scientifique

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The groundbreaking cell biologist Dr Stamatia Giannarou explores the impact technological advancements in AI has made in medicine.  

Join us to discuss the use of machine learning in complex operations and what could this mean for the future of brain surgery. 

The brain is the most complex organ in our bodies, it controls movement, emotions, speech and memory. The brain enables us to use our senses and make decisions. When brain surgeons operate on cancerous tumours they have to carefully cut away all of the damaged tissue and avoid cutting into healthy brain. 
Scientist Dr Stamatia Giannarou is teaching computers to distinguish between healthy and cancerous cells in real time during brain surgery. In this talk you will learn how future human – and robotic – surgeons will be able to remove cancerous tumours at even a microscopic level, significantly improving the outcomes of patients.


This Café Scientifique is an open scientific discussion. The Cafés are dialogue-based and allow time for discussion between and amongst the audience and the speaker, where you’re encouraged not just to bring an enquiring mind, but your own thoughts and questions.

Age guidance: 15+ 
This is a free ticketed event with limited capacity, please book advance.  

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