A Breakthrough in the Diagnosis of Mental Illness: Artificial Intelligence for the Analysis of Language
As part of Lund University Future Week, Hub AI will be hosting a digital talk where we are going to look deeper into how Artificial Intelligence (AI) has enabled a breakthrough in the diagnosis of mental health illness.
Words are the most important source of information about the state of our minds. However, quantifying language can be hard with traditional methods.
Sverker Sikström is the Chair of the cognitive division at the Department of Psychology at Lund University and has been fascinated by the possibility of implementing computational modelling of human language to quantify semantics and improve the assessment and diagnosis of mental health.
Based on the results of over ten years of research, Sverker has developed an innovative AI solution for the future diagnosing mental illness. WordDiagnostics uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) to measure the meaning of a patient's own words to describe their health status. This technology helps predict psychiatric diagnoses and supports caregivers in diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
About Hub AI
We are a student-led organisation focused on bringing Lund University students from all disciplines together to talk and learn about various aspects of AI and its numerous applications, including solving some of today’s greatest challenges. We aim to break the boundaries surrounding AI and make the space more accessible for everyone, not only for computer science or engineering majors. Through this organisation, we hope to demystify AI and make it accessible for anyone curious about AI, and understand how other disciplines use and view AI.
After the presentation, we will be hosting a Q&A discussion, so your active participation is encouraged and admired!
Hub AI is supported by Akademiska Föreningen
Contact us at hello [at] hubai [dot] se or on our Facebook page Hub AI Lund
This event will be held online on Wednesday, 20th October 2021, 5-6 pm. To participate in the event, please register via this form no later than 19th October.
All registered participants will receive an email with the meeting link before the event.
Part of Future Week
This event is part of Lund University’s Future Week, 18-24 October 2021.
View the whole program (in Swedish) – lu.se/framtidsveckan