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Sackler Forum Webcast: The Frontiers of Machine Learning

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Machine learning is at the core of many applications that have become part of daily life, from voice recognition to image perception. These technologies, which a few years ago were performing at noticeably below-human levels, can now outperform people at some tasks. As the field continues to evolve, machine learning has the potential to play a transformative role across a diverse range of sectors including transportation, medicine, public services, and finance. This forum will bring together scientists from the UK and the US to explore potential applications for machine learning and discuss the legal and ethical challenges that could arise as machine learning algorithms are implemented.

Register here to watch a live webcast of this event. The webcast will take place on January 31st from 9am-5:30pm EST and February 1st from 9am-5pm EST.

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Webcast participants are encouraged to submit questions for the presenters by e-mailing Michelle Schwalbe at who will read them out if time permits.

For more information about the forum (including the preliminary program), visit the event page. Please contact Michelle Schwalbe at with questions.

The Raymond and Beverly Sackler U.S.-U.K. Scientific Forum was established to help the scientific leadership of the United Kingdom and the United States forge an enduring and productive partnership on pressing topics of worldwide scientific concern with benefit to all people. These meetings are organized jointly by the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society, and alternate between locations in the U.S. and the U.K.

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