Lecture 'Algorithm based medicine: old statistics wine in new machine learning bottles?'

For whom
Employees , Students
When
30-09-2021 from 16:00 to 17:30
Where
Livestream
Language
English
Organizer
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences: Department of Human Structure and Repair
Contact
Kim.DeKeyser@UGent.be
Website
https://www.ugent.be/ge/en/research/interdisciplinary-medicine-health-seminars.htm
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This lecture is part of the Interdisciplinary Medical and Health Seminars Guest speaker: Assistant professor Maarten van Smeden, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Medicine appears to be at the start of a new era due to the many promising developments in machine learning (ML). Part of that promise is that ML will improve upon traditional statistical modelling. Another promise is that ML will outperform medical doctors.

In this talk I’ll highlight a few medical settings where ML seems to have lived up to its promises, and some where it hasn’t. A couple of challenges for fair comparisons between machine learning, traditional statistical modelling and doctors will be identified and discussed.

Finally, I’ll speculate on the future role of machine learning, traditional statistical modelling and medical doctors in algorithm based medicine.

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