FSU’S 2024 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Expo explores latest applications for cutting-edge technology

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Over the past year, the public and academia have experienced the power artificial intelligence and machine learning possess to fundamentally change the way people interact with one another, with technology and with the world.

Florida State University is bringing together experts in the use of these technologies Friday, Feb. 23 for the 2024 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Expo, AIMLX24, an exploration of the latest applications of AI and machine learning in health care.

The expo, which features expert presentations and a panel discussion, is presented by the FSU Interdisciplinary Data Science Master’s Degree Program and will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee.

“Better understanding the applications of AI and machine learning techniques is crucial for navigating the future landscape of work and daily life,” said Zhe He, AIMLX24 co-organizer and an associate professor in the FSU School of Information, part of the College of Communication and Information. “For researchers and innovators, knowledge about these techniques is crucial for pushing the boundaries of what is possible, leading to breakthroughs in science and technology.”

AI’s cutting-edge technology focuses on building systems that learn and improve from history and experience rather than through programming. The rapid improvements in AI are having profound impacts on a wide array of industries, including academic research.

This year’s expo will focus on AI’s emerging role in health care, featuring presentations from professors, researchers and health care experts. Attendees will learn about new advancements in AI in health and medicine, hear valuable perspectives during individual presentations and engage with practitioners in an interactive panel discussion.

“Proficiency in AI and machine learning also opens up a wealth of career opportunities,” He said. “As demand for these skills grows across sectors, those who are knowledgeable will have a competitive advantage in the job market.”

AIMLX24’s keynote speaker is Yuan Luo, director of the Institute for AI in Medicine and an associate professor of health and biomedical informatics in Northwestern University’s Department of Preventative Medicine.

“AI is here to stay, said Gordon Erlebacher, FSU IDS program director and professor of scientific computing. “FSU’s IDS program teaches students to handle all types of data with the help of statistical, mathematical and computational tools. At the expo, students will learn about the applications of their coursework and challenge their expectations as to what is possible. I hope the attendees gain an appreciation of the new life-changing tools on the near-horizon, such as personalized medicine.”

Concerns are commonly articulated about the potential for AI software to be abused, not least by those most invested in the technology’s development. The expo will respond to these concerns and foster discussion on the importance of responsible use.

“It is important to know that AI and machine learning are not just technical subjects; they are catalysts for transformation across all facets of society,” He said. “Understanding them is key to unlocking their potential and mitigating their risks.”

AIMLX24 is sponsored by FSU’s College of Arts and SciencesCollege of Communication and InformationSchool of InformationDepartment of Computer ScienceDepartment of Scientific ComputingDepartment of MathematicsDepartment of Statistics and the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship.

For the full schedule of presentations, topics, details on the presenters and more, visit datascience.fsu.edu/aimlx.

About the FSU Interdisciplinary Data Science Master’s Degree Program:
Students in this professional degree program study the latest in machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer science, mathematics, and statistics as they prepare for wide-ranging careers, from cybersecurity to the sciences and health care, from finance and economics to the humanities and more.