Announcements

OSTP Request for Information on Artificial Intelligence

A Notice by the Science and Technology Policy Office<https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/science-and-technology-policy-office> on 06/27/2016:

Summary: Today (June 27, 2016), the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is announcing a Request for Information soliciting public input on the subject of artificial intelligence.

“Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies offer great promise for creating new and innovative products, growing the economy, and advancing national priorities in areas such as education, mental and physical health, addressing climate change, and more. Like any transformative technology, however, AI carries risks and presents complex policy challenges along a number of different fronts. The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is interested in developing a view of AI across all sectors for the purpose of recommending directions for research and determining challenges and opportunities in this field. The views of the American people, including stakeholders such as consumers, academic and industry researchers, private companies, and charitable foundations, are important to inform an understanding of current and future needs for AI in diverse fields. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback on overarching questions in AI, including AI research and the tools, technologies, and training that are needed to answer these questions.”

RFI: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/06/27/2016-15082/request-for-information-on-artificial-intelligence

WH Blog: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/06/27/how-prepare-future-artificial-intelligence

Funding Opportunities

Webinars

Presenter:
Alberto Giovanni Busetto
Webinar Date
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

MSM Meetings

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Tutorial, "Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics 2016," to be held August 8-12, 2016, at NIMBioS.Objectives: This tutorial will review the basics of theory in the field of evolutionary quantitative genetics and its connections to evolution observed at various time scales. Quantitative genetics deals with the inheritance of measurements of traits that are affected by many genes.

Meeting Date:
Monday, August 8, 2016 to Friday, August 12, 2016
Meeting Location:
NIMBIoS at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Cardiac Physiome Society is accepting abstracts for its 2016 Cardiac Physiome Workshop in Seoul, Korea. The Cardiac Physiome Society was founded to promote integrative multi-scale modelling of heart in health and disease, spanning the full scope of cardiac functions and all scales of biological organization from molecule to patient. The workshop will focuse on recent achievements on multi-scale modeling and integrating basic and clinical research data and therapeutic applications for cardiac diseases.

Meeting Date:
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 to Friday, August 26, 2016
Meeting Location:
Asan Medical Center in Seoul, Korea

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Investigative Workshop, "Next Generation Genetic Monitoring," to be held Nov. 7-9, 2016, at NIMBioS.Objectives: 

Meeting Date:
Monday, November 7, 2016 to Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Meeting Location:
NIMBIoS at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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