Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to become an engine for scientific discovery across disciplines – from predicting the impact of climate change, to using genetic data to create new healthcare treatments, and from finding new astronomical phenomena to identifying new materials here on Earth.
To reach the full promise of this exciting methodology scientists and AI researchers need to work together. Only by creating an interface that stimulate knowledge transfer between AI and the sciences will we be able to exploit the benefits of current technology and importantly provide motivation to direct methodological development in AI from scientific questions.
With this as motivation we created the Accelerate Science Winter School with the aim of bridging the gap between early career researchers in the sciences with AI researchers. The first school will took place Virtually between the
2nd and the 4th of February, 2021. We hope to arrange further schools in the future.
The Accelerate Programme for Scientific Discovery will advance the frontiers of science through the application of AI. Supported by a donation from Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, the Accelerate Programme will provide young researchers with specialised training in AI techniques, equipping them with the skills they need to use machine learning and AI to power their research.
Based in the Department for Computer Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge, the Programme will build an interdisciplinary community of researchers working across the University at the interface of machine learning and the sciences. Our work spans: