Role of Artificial Intelligence in vet medicine to be explored at BVA Live
Final ‘hot topic’ session unveiled: expert panel to debate impact of AI technology on the profession.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has unveiled its final ‘hot topic’ session at this year’s BVA Live (11-12 May, NEC Birmingham). Beyond ChatGPT – harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence in veterinary medicine will explore the rapid rise of artificial intelligence (AI) tools and debate the practical and ethical implications within veterinary medicine.
The session will be led by BVA President Malcolm Morley and brings together an expert panel from across veterinary and human healthcare and data science to explore how AI is already being used to deliver significant benefits, and to discuss the huge opportunities and potential pitfalls AI presents.
BVA President Malcolm Morley, said: “With the rapid rise in tools like ChatGPT, artificial intelligence is no longer the stuff of science fiction. We stand at a pivotal moment of societal change and our session at BVA Live is an important opportunity to explore the benefits and challenges AI could bring to the profession. We will also be examining the ethical questions around the use of technology when it comes to treating animals and ensuring their welfare. It’s set to be an exciting debate, with the chance for delegates to pose questions to our incredibly knowledgeable panel, and I hope many of you will join us to add your voice to the discussion.”
- Professor Clare Rusbridge, Professor in Veterinary Neurology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey, and Senior Neurologist, Wear Referrals
- Professor Nophar Geifman, Professor of Health and Biomedical Informatics, School of Health Sciences, University of Surrey
- Dr Taran Rai, Data Scientist, Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, University of Surrey
- Professor Alasdair Cook, Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health and Veterinary Director, Veterinary Health Innovation Engine (vHive), University of Surrey
- Associate Professor Kevin Wells, Reader in Medical Imaging, Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, University of Surrey
Beyond ChatGPT – harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence in veterinary medicine will take place at 3:15pm, Thursday 11 May in the Business, Careers and Debates Theatre.
Tickets are available online. Members of the media can register for a free press pass, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.