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Rhodes Trust Events

All members of the global community including current Scholars in residence, alumni, and partners are welcome to attend events at Rhodes House.

Unless otherwise specified, BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. If you are interested in learning more about a specific event at Rhodes House, please contact conferences@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Weakly Supervised Machine Learning in Medical Sensing: Integrating Expert Knowledge and Programming with Data
12 July 2018

Weakly Supervised Machine Learning in Medical Sensing: Integrating Expert Knowledge and Programming with Data

One of the most significant roadblocks to using modern machine learning models is collecting hand-labelled training data at the massive scale they require. In real-world settings such as clinical medicine, where domain expertise is needed, and modelling goals change rapidly, hand-labelling training sets are prohibitively slow, expensive, and static. For these reasons, practitioners are increasingly turning to weak supervision techniques wherein noisier, often programmatically-generated labels are used instead.  In this talk, we will discuss recent developments in applying various types of weak supervision to problems in medical imaging and diagnostics, and assess future areas wherein the confluence of inadequate control and massive, unlabeled datasets could lead to new discoveries and reductions to an application. More details.

Dialogue around Mental Health
02 May 2018

Dialogue around Mental Health

Rhodes for Wellbeing is delighted to welcome Mr Gregor Henderson to lead a dialogue around mental health. In this session, Mr Henderson will explore current perceptions around mental health, why tackling mental illness can be a WICKED problem, and the importance of system-wide approaches to prioritising mental wellbeing and health service reform. Come along to engage in this interacting and thought-provoking dialogue around the future of mental health strategy in the UK.

Journalism Under Fire
27 April 2018

Journalism Under Fire

Independent media faces threats as never before, from the destruction of familiar business models, to demagogic attacks from populist politicians, to killings, imprisonment, and ever-more-sophisticated forms of censorship. Yet paradoxically, there's never been a better time to be a journalist. Join the political journalist and author Jacob Weisberg, Chairman of the Slate Group and host of the "Trumpcast" podcast, to discuss hazards and opportunities in the news business today.