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Primeur weekly 2017-09-11

Focus

In Europe applications are driving the hardware developers towards exascale ...

Airbus needs HPC capacity to stay competitive ...

PPI4HPC procurement of 4 European supercomputers - what is it all about? ...

Crowd computing

BOINC community active in new version release, project management change and welcoming new sites ...

Quantum computing

Quantum detectives in the hunt for the world's first quantum computer ...

Flip-flop qubits: Radical new quantum computing design invented ...

Microsoft establishes quantum center at the University of Copenhagen ...

High-speed quantum memory for photons ...

Focus on Europe

Asetek announces new OEM, channel partner, and HPC installation ...

Fast magnetic writing of data ...

e-IRG Workshop to address European Open Science Cloud governance ...

Middleware

Univa releases open source Universal Resource Broker for Kubernetes ...

TACC supports parallel data analysis using popular software package, adapts R for co-processors ...

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, partners with NVIDIA to enhance AI for robotic inspection and automated defect recognition ...

Letting programmes manage their own processing resources ...

Hardware

Supermicro accelerates software-defined storage with VMware vSAN hyper-converged solution ...

Launch of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment supported by CoolIT Systems Liquid Cooling ...

Cray signs solutions provider agreement with Vanguard Infrastructures ...

Solarflare XtremeScale NICs accelerate performance of NGINX application delivery ...

Applications

Ohio Supercomputer Center releases open-source HPC access portal ...

Improving cancer surgery with real-time image processing ...

CureMatch co-founders study molecular alterations of genes to develop personalized cancer therapy options ...

IBM and MIT to pursue joint research in artificial intelligence and establish new MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab ...

AA-ALERT project detects Fast Radio Burst ...

Particle physicists on a quest for new physics ...

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology for Healthcare Forum at the Basel Life Conference ...

The Cloud

Huawei releases FusionServer G series heterogeneous computing platform ...

Army re-ups with IBM for $135 million in Cloud services ...

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology for Healthcare Forum at the Basel Life Conference

The AI and Blockchain for Healthcare Innovation Forum will be held in Basel, Switzerland, September 12-13, 2017. Credit: Insilico Medicine Inc.5 Sep 2017 Basel - Insilico Medicine has announced that its founder and CEO, Alex Zhavoronkov will present the company's latest research on the application of generative adversarial networks (GANs) and Reinforcement Learning (RL) for validation, quality control, reconstruction and management of health care data on Blockchain platforms at the AI and Blockchain for Healthcare Innovation Forum in Basel, Switzerland, September 12-13, 2017.

The revolution in artificial intelligence (AI) commenced in 2014, which was signalled by a technique called deep learning significantly and conclusively outperforming humans in image recognition, and subsequently voice recognition and autonomous driving. The application of AI is now also transforming drug discovery. Another area, which is also advancing rapidly is Blockchain technology, and while it may not be immediately obvious, these two technologies are converging and enabling each other. To explore the potential of bridging AI and Blockchain in Healthcare, Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based next-generation artificial intelligence company is co-organizing the "Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain for Healthcare" innovation forum in Basel, Switzerland, September 12-13, 2017.

"Blockchain and AI technologies are extremely complimentary and are enabling new, previously unthinkable applications in health care. Blockchain allows us to learn on large multi-modal data sets in a secure and private manner and deep learning technologies enable rapid validation, quality control, uniqueness, valuation and much more. Through our partnership with BitFury we are able to take advantage of the cutting edge Blockchain expertise, unique Exonum platform features and application-specific semiconductors. I am very happy to present our research results in Basel at our inaugural AI and Blockchain for Health Care innovation forum at the EMBO/Basel Life", stated Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD, CEO of Insilico Medicine.

The forum is organized together with NVIDIA and GrowthCube and will feature the invited talks from the CEO of Atomwise, Abraham Heifets, UNC professor Olexandr Isayev, GSK's innovation executive Verner de Biasi, Polina Mamoshina from Oxford, CSO of Numerate, Brandon Allgood, CSO of Owkin, Gilles Weinrib, MSKCC's Thomas Fuchs, Beiersdorf's Maria Bonilla-Tobar, Head of YLabs.AI, Anastasia Georgievskaya and many others. The Blockchain session will feature Timo Kanninen of BC Platforms, Daniel Burgwinkel of BaselArea Blockchain Lab, Mike Gault of Guardtime and George Givishvili, CMO of BitFury.

"The biopharmaceutical industry continues its history of innovating with data and technology, to positively impact drug discovery and development by using GPU enabled deep learning. I am happy to partner with creative start-ups such as InSilico Medicine, one of the first companies in the NVIDIA Inception programme to organize this forum. We've brought together key AI thought leaders and focused the forum on the use of deep learning in biomedicine", stated Andrea de Souza, Global Business Development Leader, Artificial Intelligence, NVIDIA Corporation.

In addition to the invited talks, both the AI and Blockchain sessions will feature large industry panels comprising of the leading industry experts.

Insilico Medicine was the first company to apply deep generative adversarial networks (GANs) to the generation of new molecular structures with specified parameters and published seminal papers inOncotargetandMolecular Pharmaceutics. Another paper published inMolecular Pharmaceuticsin 2016, that demonstrated the proof of concept of the application of deep neural networks for predicting the therapeutic class of the molecule using the transcriptional response data, received the American Chemical Society Editors' Choice Award.

"Bridging AI and Blockchain for personalized data management requires a concerted effort from partners with deep specific domain expertise and broad and rapid cross-industry collaborations among the start-ups and academia. That is why we partnered with BitFury and look forward to engaging with the top players in both fields in Basel."

"Today's AI and Blockchain markets are reminiscent of the dot com boom. And while many of the projects and companies in both fields are taking advantage of the hype cycle and inflated expectations , some projects present serious opportunities and threats to the pharmaceutical, insurance and finance industries", stated Alex Aliper, president of European operations, Insilico Medicine Inc.

Insilico Medicine was the first company to use deep learning to integrate multiple data types from multiple sources to accurately predict the chronological age of patients, interpret the most important features and apply transfer learning techniques to age-related diseases. The pharmaceutical industry is expected to benefit substantially from the recent advances in AI. Insilico Medicine was profiled in the recent article inNature Biotechnologytitled "AI-powered drug discovery captures pharma interest" among the other companies utilizing machine learning for drug discovery.

To register for the forum, you can visit http://www.basellife.org and https://www.basellife.org/artificial-intelligence .
Source: InSilico Medicine, Inc.

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Primeur weekly 2017-09-11

Focus

In Europe applications are driving the hardware developers towards exascale ...

Airbus needs HPC capacity to stay competitive ...

PPI4HPC procurement of 4 European supercomputers - what is it all about? ...

Crowd computing

BOINC community active in new version release, project management change and welcoming new sites ...

Quantum computing

Quantum detectives in the hunt for the world's first quantum computer ...

Flip-flop qubits: Radical new quantum computing design invented ...

Microsoft establishes quantum center at the University of Copenhagen ...

High-speed quantum memory for photons ...

Focus on Europe

Asetek announces new OEM, channel partner, and HPC installation ...

Fast magnetic writing of data ...

e-IRG Workshop to address European Open Science Cloud governance ...

Middleware

Univa releases open source Universal Resource Broker for Kubernetes ...

TACC supports parallel data analysis using popular software package, adapts R for co-processors ...

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, partners with NVIDIA to enhance AI for robotic inspection and automated defect recognition ...

Letting programmes manage their own processing resources ...

Hardware

Supermicro accelerates software-defined storage with VMware vSAN hyper-converged solution ...

Launch of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment supported by CoolIT Systems Liquid Cooling ...

Cray signs solutions provider agreement with Vanguard Infrastructures ...

Solarflare XtremeScale NICs accelerate performance of NGINX application delivery ...

Applications

Ohio Supercomputer Center releases open-source HPC access portal ...

Improving cancer surgery with real-time image processing ...

CureMatch co-founders study molecular alterations of genes to develop personalized cancer therapy options ...

IBM and MIT to pursue joint research in artificial intelligence and establish new MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab ...

AA-ALERT project detects Fast Radio Burst ...

Particle physicists on a quest for new physics ...

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology for Healthcare Forum at the Basel Life Conference ...

The Cloud

Huawei releases FusionServer G series heterogeneous computing platform ...

Army re-ups with IBM for $135 million in Cloud services ...