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REMS At Home Meeting - Big Data and AI

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10:00 17 Jan 2019 – 16:30 17 Dec 2018
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The Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, UK, N1 9BU

This meeting has been organised by Bill Metcalf.

This meeting is in two parts: a morning session devoted to the science and technology of both Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and an afternoon session devoted to a selection of application areas. The technical input is on big data, data analytics and artificial intelligence; the application areas are healthcare, pattern recognition and natural language processing. The day will conclude with a session on ethics and the societal impact of these new technologies.

Venue             The Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9BU


10:00   Registration and coffee                                     


10:30   Welcome and notices


10.45   What is ‘Big Data’? Data sources; data mining; personal data; scientific data


11.30   Data analytics: predictive analytics; applications inc. target marketing and law enforcement


12.15   Artificial Intelligence (AI): history; neural networks; deep learning; examples


13:00   LUNCH and opportunity to explore the new IOP headquarters


14:00   AI in healthcare: medical diagnostics; drug discovery; personalised medicine


14.45   Augmentation: speech recognition; facial recognition; pattern recognition; natural language processing


15.30   Ethics: personal data; societal impact;


15.45   Summary and questions           


16:15   Tea plus an opportunity to explore the IOP’s new headquarters building


Costs   Free:  but £35 with lunch for a maximum of 50.  There are plenty of eating places in nearby streets.

This is a London & SE Branch meeting and is open to visitors and the public free of charge.   Please register on the London and SE website as spaces are limited    http://www.iop.org/activity/branches/south_east/lse/

If you want lunch, which is a REMS event, please use this same link.


Getting there:  Tube or train to King’s Cross and then walk (approximately 5 minutes).


Contacts:     Bill Metcalf (bill.metcalf@physics.org)

Abstracts and CVs will be available later for those who register.



You can pay either by cheque or by bank transfer.  It is possible to pay for several places on one transaction.

Cheque:  make your cheque payable to The Institute of Physics (not IOP) and send them to:

Tony Colclough (REMS)

34 Sugden Road

Thames Ditton

Surrey KT7 0AE

*** Please annotate the rears of your cheques with:  REMS, Event title; event date,

e.g. REMS, At Home, 17/02/19

If you are paying for several events with one cheque, please write them all.


Bank transfer: IOP Bank details are as follows:

Account Name:                 Institute of Physics (GBP)

Sort Code:                         40-14-13

Account Number:              82403552

Bank Name:                       HSBC Bank plc

Bank Address                    62 George White Street, Cabot Circus, Bristol BS1 3BA

BIC:                                     MIDLGB22

IBAN:                                  GB15MIDL. 40141382403552


*** Please enter a reference with the transfer as follows:  REMS EVENT ddmmyy  

where  ddmmyy is the date of the event (first event if you are paying for several)

e.g. REMS EVENT 170219 

Organised by: Bill Metcalf for The Retired Members' Section of The London & South East Branch of the IOP

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The Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, UK, N1 9BU
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10:00 17 Jan 2019 – 16:30 17 Dec 2018

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