• Question: how would you make the world a better place with your science qualifications and how will this benefit future generations

    Asked by wendy can fix it to Valerio, Sreejita, Sam, Kate, Anastasia, Adam on 21 Nov 2019. This question was also asked by sie :3.
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      Sreejita Ghosh answered on 21 Nov 2019: last edited 21 Nov 2019 1:22 pm

      I hope to improve healthcare by making diagnosis faster with my computer codes. Since my computer codes are also able to learn about the hidden patterns in our body I’d also be able to share this knowledge with the doctors and medical researchers and thus help in discovery of new things about our physiology.
      Some of my friends are also using my codes to find if certain decisions are being made based on unjust reasons such as racial profiling and gender biasing, and are using these evidences to question the companies who claim they use AI in decision making so as to wash off their own roles in such biased decision making.

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      Anastasia Aliferi answered on 21 Nov 2019:

      At the moment my work focuses on helping the police, so it’s improving a system that brings justice, identify dangerous individuals and locate missing people. In the future I want to use my research on DNA and its relationship with ageing in order to study age-related diseases like dementia. My grandmother is suffering from it and I know that early detection is key to helping people with that disease! So to sum this up, I hope to help future generations with giving the police a tool that will make them faster and more efficient in some investigations and also help diagnose people with dementia at early stages so they can get proper care as fast as possible!

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      Adam Wootton answered on 22 Nov 2019:

      I help to stop our roads and bridges falling apart.