[AML Health Workshop] Online and In-Person

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Aug 12, 2022, 3:45:01 AM8/12/22
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 📢 COMMUNITY UPDATE 📢

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📅  AML Health Workshop @ Deep Learning Indab 2022

Register here to attend
[https://bit.ly/AML-Health-Register]


Join us in celebrating machine learning (ML) 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 aims to be an incubator for developing capacities for machine learning and digital health in Africa through open and participatory community action.


Day 1 of the workshop will be a hybrid event, with in-person participants from the Deep Learning Indaba and online participation being freely open. Day 2 of the workshop will just be for online participants.  


DAY 1 - 25 August 2022 (online and in-person)

DAY 2 - 26 August 2022 (only online)

All in person Deep Learning Indaba participants are invited to submit an application to do a 15min lightning talk on research they have been involved with at the intersection of ML and Health - apply via the workshop registration
[https://bit.ly/AML-Health-Register] 

Help us crowdfund 🫶 please consider donating toward the workshop
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https://bit.ly/SisonkeBiotik-AML-Health-2022-Donate]



🎤 Ersilia Seminar recording available 

This was an absolutely superb seminar! If one is interested in the power of cutting edge representation learning being used for social good in Africa - highly recommend. 

[https://bit.ly/SisonkeBiotik-Seminar-Ersilia-Video]


The Ersilia Open Source Initiative (EOSI) is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to strengthen the research capacity in LMIC. EOSI is focussed on disseminating and deploying artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) tools for drug discovery as a solution to minimise the cost and number of laboratory experiments. The main asset of EOSI is the Ersilia Model Hub, a free, online, open-source platform where scientists can browse through a catalogue of AI/ML models, select the ones that are relevant to their research and run online predictions without the need to write a single line of code.



## OLD NEWS ##


📜 Survey Paper for Africa Machine Learning and Health

We have started work toward a collaborative academic survey paper for machine learning and health in Africa. We are aiming to produce a paper that is relevant and useful to the African context. 


We are looking for broad participation from potential coauthors with a variety of skill levels and technical proficiencies. We encourage both senior and junior researchers from both machine learning and health backgrounds to get involved. If you are interested in participating as a coauthor - join any SisonkeBiotik Weekly Meet  or jump in and contribute to our brainstorming document for this project [https://bit.ly/SisonkeBiotik-AML-Health-Survey-Brief]



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SisonkeBiotik is an open and inclusive community of researchers, practitioners and enthusiasts at the intersection of Machine Learning and Healthcare working together to build capacity and drive forward grassroots research initiatives in Africa for Machine Learning and Healthcare ❤️🌍


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