Cafe Sci Cambridge: Watching Nature through the computer lens

Images hold essential biological information, often the starting point of our understanding of cells or whole organisms. But how and why would we outsource this important task to computers?
Date: 
Wed 15th May,
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Images are essential sources of information in biology, whether it comes to observing the inside of a single cell or the complex behavior of large populations of organisms. They are the starting material of bioimage analysis, the field of science exploring the design of computer-based methods to extract information from biological images. Why would one want to outsource this important task to computers, and how can we do that? While the former question finds answers in the principles of scientific research, the latter leads to an investigation of visual perception and reveals the wonderful complexity of what happens when we, humans, see.

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This is a free and non-ticketed event.
Doors open at 18:45 so arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Starts at 19:00 and finish around 20:30.