Speaker "Roushanak Rahmat" Details Back



Will AI take over medicine?


Different patients respond differently to the same kind of disease even when they were taken the same medication. There are lots of issues in the current treatments of different diseases and the knowledge of doctors are limited to one (or few) type(s) of data while human body as whole needs to be assessed. AI is able to take into consideration all these different types of data available as well as patient demographic information to build a better knowledge about the disease which is suitable for a specific patient.


Roushanak is an AI research scientist in a medical tech company, Elekta. Prior to industrial research, she was working at the Institute of Cancer Research, the University of Cambridge, and St. Andrews University. She holds a Ph.D. in computer vision from Heriot-Watt University and her research interests are in the fields of deep learning, medical image analysis, and computer vision. She believes AI can revolutionize healthcare and personalize medical treatment in the near future. In her free time, she loves running and playing squash.