Africa Machine Learning and Health Workshop
The main focus of the Africa Machine Learning (ML) and Health workshop is to help build capacity for ML / AI and health in Africa, while spotlighting African success stories in this space
🧑🎓 Healthcare students:
Medical, allied health, health science, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, computational biology
Looking for an introduction to ML / AI and healthcare
Keen to get involved with institutional or independent research for ML / AI and healthcare in Africa
Principal investigator, post-doc, PhD, post-graduate researchers in healthcare
Wanting to find ML / AI collaborators
Interested in the better understanding the ML / AI research landscape in Africa
🏥 Healthcare industry professionals:
Healthcare practitioners, start-ups, health data scientists, health insurance / funding, health policy and ethics practitioners, public health practitioners
Interested in understanding the complexity of implementing and deploying ML / AI solutions for healthcare
Looking for business opportunities for ML / AI and healthcare in Africa
🧑🎓 Students - Free!
Acceptance: 13 December
Academics - R500
First come, first serve basis
until 13th December
🏥 Industry - R1000
First come, first serve basis
until 1 3 th December
All AML Health workshop participants will have full access to the IndabaX on 15th Dec
University of Pretoria, Engineering Building 3
Directions to venue
IndabaX | 15 December 2022 (in-person)
🫖 08:30 Morning tea and coffee (30min)
🗣️ 09:00 Panel discussion (60min)
☕ 10:00 Break (30min)
AML Health workshop | 10:30 - 15:00 (UTC +2h) (in-person)
ℹ️ 10:30 : Workshop intro
📚 10:40 Semantic-based Document Label Verification in Biomedical Text Processing [Joan Byamugisha - IBM Research Africa] (30min)
🌐 11:05 Federated learning for healthcare [Archie Arakkal - MIT | Synthesis] (30min)
🔬 11:30 From paper to practice: The business of AI and healthcare [Ifthakaar Shaik - Vitruvian MD ] (30min)
🍕 12:00 Lunch (60min)
⚙️ 13:00 Self-supervised Federated Learning using Wearables [Greg Newman - ByteFuse | LifeQ] (30min)
💡 13:30 Ideathon launch + example idea pitch [Brad Segal] (45min)
🌟 14:15 Panel (45min)
🏆 15:00 Hackathon presentations and wards (45min)
🌇 15:45 Closing remarks (15min)
🥳 16:00 Closing event / social (4hrs)
Join us in celebrating machine learning (ML) / artificial intelligence (AI) research for health from researchers in Africa and connect with researchers working on problems related to health in Africa.
We provide a space for open dialogue about the state and potential of ML in Digital Health across Biomedical Informatics / Health Informatics, Bioinformatics and Mobile Health. Helping to identify issues for Africa in the Digital Health space that impact using machine learning as well as spotlighting success stories that provide important insights.
The SisonkeBiotik community aims to be an incubator for developing capacities for machine learning and digital health in Africa through open and participatory community action.
An "Ideathon" is a challenge where teams pitch solutions to problems - prizes of cash and mentorship are awarded to the most promising solutions.
The AML Health Workshop Ideathon will be considering ML / AI solutions for any healthcare related problems.
👥 Teams 2-5 (Anywhere in the world + an African)
🎥 Submit 10-15min video / screen recording of pitch by 28th Feb 2023
🏆 3 best idea pitches = prizes + invited to present community online
ℹ️ Info pack + rules available here ℹ️
💭 Pitch your ideas ...
try solve any problem in health with AI
👥 in teams of 2-5
sign up as a team or an individual and be placed on a team
🏆 at least R35 000 (~$2000) + mentorship in prizes
for a 10-15min idea pitch
Semantic-based Document Label Verification in Biomedical Text Processing
South African Medical Students Association