NYAI #21: "Artificial Intelligence in Brain Imaging: Brain Backups - What Are They Good For?" with Russell Hanson
PROF. RUSSELL HANSON
Assistant Professor, Institute for Genomics & Multiscale Biology
Department of Genetics & Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Russell Hanson is currently a professor of Genetics & Genomic Sciences at the Mount Sinai School of medicine & also serves as the CSO & founder of Brain Backups. Brain Backups develops technologies in artificial intelligence & imaging to analyze the brain at unprecedented scales & resolution. Previously he has held positions at Harvard, MIT, the Danish Technical University, & Reed College. He is an expert in analyzing large & diverse datasets & applying cutting edge methods to analyze & interpret these data.
Using artificial intelligence, machine learning, & deep learning to analyze the human brain has perhaps the greatest potential to help humans in health, wellness, & anti-aging & also has myriad potential for products & services & new businesses. Most recently we have been working on building classifiers for subtypes of neurons to automatically label neurons in many diverse brain regions.
On the one side this is useful for scientific work in Alzheimer's or brain injury & on another side there futuristic applications of neuroimaging.
The connectome is like the genome of the mind -- it is the neural network of connections in the brain. You are your connectome. Many pieces of connectomes from different organisms & brain regions have been studied in great detail, but the holy grail is in vivo non-destructive non-invasive connectome imaging.
Think of it as Time Machine for your brain -- create a backup every two weeks. There are many interesting scientific issues at play in order to perform this kind of imaging operation that I will discuss in this talk. As Alzheimer's disease & dementia continue to devastate older populations new ways to measure neurodegenerative disease & design effective treatments are necessary.
Join us for what's sure to be an awesome night in AI! This month's event is focused on AI in Brain Imaging. We'll hear from Russell Hanson (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) who will talk about "Artificial Intelligence in Brain Imaging: Brain Backups -- What Are They Good For?," followed by an open Q&A.
Wine + Beer + Snacks + AI + Networking = The Best Tuesday ever!
Russell Hanson (Asst. Professor of Genetics & Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) will talk about "Artificial Intelligence in Brain Imaging: Brain Backups - What Are They Good For?". This talk will cover using artificial intelligence, machine learning, & deep learning to analyze the human brain has perhaps the greatest potential to help humans in health, wellness, & anti-aging & also the myriad potential for products & services & new businesses.