This interview took place at the Deep Learning in Healthcare Summit, London 2017.
Neil shared his thoughts on the following questions:
- Where do you see healthcare going in the next 10 years?
- What got you into deep learning?
- What do you think are the main ethical issues in deep learning, specifically healthcare?
- Do you think patients are more open to artificial intelligence being involved in their healthcare?
- Do you think doctors will become redundant after deep learning has been introduced into healthcare?
Neil Lawrence is a Professor of Machine Learning and Computational Biology at the University of Sheffield. His main research interest is machine learning through probabilistic models. He focuses on both the algorithmic side of these models and their application. He has a particular focus on applications in personalized health and applications in the developing world. He is well known for his work with Gaussian processes, and has proposed Gaussian process variants of many of the succesful deep learning architectures. He is highly active in the machine learning community, most recently Program Chairing the NIPS conference in 2014 and General Chairing (alongside Corinna Cortes) in 2015.