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Artificial intelligence and biotechnology:

16 May 2019
12:30 - 14:00

Presenter: Presenter: Dries Oelofse (Head of Solutions, Cortex Logic)

Dr Buhle Khanyile (Senior Research Specialist, ESD programme, HSRC)

Date: 16 May 2019


:  12:30 – 14:00

Video conference in Pretoria, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal Livestream by Vidyo

The interface of biotechnology, AI and big data can create opportunities for better quality care for patients within South Africa, and possibilities for supporting government initiatives such as the bio-economy strategy. Oncology and consumer genetics use cases illustrate such emerging possibilities. New AI methods allow us to perform analytics and draw conclusions that were not readily possible until recently. However, these new technological frontiers have some challenging implications for individuals and society. AI processes accumulate large datasets about people and populations – what are the ethical implications in terms of data privacy? This seminar will reflect on some potential policy implications, at a time when South Africa’s policy response to AI is taking shape.

Kindly RSVP by 15 May 2019

Pretoria: HSRC Video Conference Room, 1st  floor HSRC Library, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Contact Arlene Grossberg  | T: (012) 302 2811  | E:
Cape Town: HSRC Video Conference Room, Merchant House 116-118 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town. Contact Shouneez Khan| T: (021) 466 7948 | E:
Durban: HSRC Video Conference Room, The Atrium, 5th Floor, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Berea, 4001. Contact Ridhwaan Khan  | T: (031) 242 5400  | C: 083 788 2786  | E: 

The HSRC seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of the DST

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