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Prof Dr Max Welling at TEDx

Can we create a world without disease? Max Welling explains

In this TEDx talk, Prof. dr. Max Welling shows how we can effectively use AI to improve accuracy of diagnosis in the medical environment. With the developments that we have now, machine learning can help us detect cancer cells better than the human eye.  That is why we should take this moment to reflect on three important breakthroughs likely to have an impact in healthcare:

  • Privacy of data
  • Deep learning algorithms
  • Causality versus correlation distinction

Max Welling is full professor of machine learning at the University of Amsterdam, and fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He directs AMLAB (Amsterdam Machine Learning LAB) and co-directs QUVA Lab (Qualcomm-UvA Lab), both specialized in deep learning. He is also founder and leading team member at Scyfer.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at