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I AM A.I. Online Exhibition

Digital exhibition on artificial intelligence with input from School of Chemistry researchers launches on June 10
I AM AI poster for the online exhibition

Dr Antonia Mey is contributing to the online exhibition I AM A.I., which looks at the impact artificial intelligence will have on our lives.

Dr Mey's contribution is through the Imaginary project. Imaginary is an open source Maths Communication project she has been consulting for since 2014. Dr Mey created exhibition content for them in the form of short videos around different topics related to mathematics such as Maths of Planet Earth. Their platform hosts a multitude of open source maths exhibition content including the following exhibitions: IMAGINARY -- through the eyes of Mathematics, Maths of Planet Earth, Lala Lab, and most recently I AM A.I. 

Originally, a travelling exhibition was planned to visit Heidelberg, Jena, and Kaiserslautern from April 2020 onwards. The new format of a digital science exhibition was conceived because the tour had to be postponed to 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The exhibition will launch as a digital science exhibition  on June 10, 2020 in English and German (more translations are planned) to accommodate an international audience.

The I AM A.I. exhibition is of particular interest to me, as it explains some of the tools I use for my research. For example, the recent preprint still with Dr Julien Michel’s group uses Neural Networks in order to improve predictions on how well we can predict properties such as how much a small molecule likes to interact with water. The same methodologies can also be used to improve computational predictions for how well small drugs bind to proteins. The I AM A.I. exhibition focuses on explaining what neural networks are, how they work, how you train them and how they can be used in different settings. Though the applications chosen are not drug discovery, but image recognition and generating piano music, but the ideas are the same. 

Dr Antonia Mey

Tuesday, June 9, 2020