AI in Science

Pioneering insights and practical skills to accelerate your career in science

Upcoming workshops
Introductory
15-19
3.5 hours
Online

Step into the brave new world of AI

Artificial Intelligence is fuelling discovery in every area of science, from gravitational waves and cyclone identification to genome sequencing and DeepMind’s AlphaFold project.

The ability of Machine Learning to identify and predict patterns gives today’s scientists an invaluable tool, whether the challenge is combating climate change, reducing energy consumption or navigating space. There’s never been a more exciting time to embark on a career in science, and for those with AI skills, the prospects are even brighter.

Whatever your career plan, the ability to speak the language of AI will give you a competitive edge, opening up new opportunities to advance the frontiers of science.

How this workshop could benefit you

Elite Instruction

Get an expert, insider guide to the fast-changing world of science today

Scientific Insights

Discover the trends shaping the future of scientific research

Expert Guidance

Learn how AI could impact careers and roles in different scientific fields

Practical Learning

Benefit from hands-on tasks and real-life scenarios

Insider Advice

Gain first-hand insight into an exciting range of science careers

Executive Career Coaching

Pick up career tips and advice from science experts

Valuable Contacts

Build a network of current and future scientists

Get Ahead of the Curve

Give your university applications and career pathway a competitive edge

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Delivered by guest expert

Arian Jamasb, AI Researcher, University of Cambridge

Arian is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Cambridge, researching Deep Learning in drug discovery, where he also supervises the 2nd year computer science undergraduate AI course. He has a first-class degree in Biochemistry from Imperial College London and is a Resident at Google X, a semi-secret R&D lab specialising in solving global problems with ambitious technology.

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What to expect?

Immerse yourself in the possibilities of AI

Hosted by a science expert, our workshop introduces you to the world of AI in science and its ever-increasing range of applications in research, from identifying new materials in space to quantum computers and genome sequencing.

Explore the benefits of developing AI skills and gain valuable experience for a successful and challenging career in science.

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Hands-on, practical learning

During the workshop you'll get hands-on experience training a deep neural network model to predict whether a molecule is capable of inhibiting HIV replication.

You’ll explore how AI is being used to reduce time and costs for new drug development and develop a deeper understanding of how machine learning skills can benefit science professionals and their work.

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Exclusive access to research scientists

Our guest professionals are on hand to share their experiences of working in different areas of science and discuss the transformative role tech and AI plays in their field. They’ll answer your questions and offer valuable advice on starting out and progressing within your chosen scientific field.

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Workshop timetable

13.30

Welcome

Meet your instructor and get a brief overview of the day’s activities.

13.40

AI in science

Explore the ways AI is being applied across different scientific fields and why tech and machine learning skills are valuable for science professionals.

14.05

AI and Machine Learning

Delve deeper into AI, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and current hot topics such as large-scale unsupervised learning and causal inference.

14.30

Develop hands-on skills

Get practical experience training a deep neural network to predict whether a molecule has the ability to inhibit HIV replication.

15.30

Tech skills in science

Build on your practical experience as you gain an understanding of the tools and programmes you need for scientific research, from data analysis to advanced modelling.

15.45

AI and Science – Careers Overview

Gain insight into some of the academic and industry careers open to those with combined tech and science skills.

16.00

Panel Q&A

Ask our experts – get the answers and advice you need to get ahead.

The timetable is just an example and the exact timings and content may be a little different on the day.

Requirements

A PC or Mac (laptop or desktop)

Zoom to access the workshop

A stable internet connection

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Upcoming workshops

Date

24 July 2021

Time

13:30 - 17:00

Price

£75

Frequently asked questions

So what's Skills Gap?

Good question. We run term-time and short holiday courses to help 15-19 year-olds learn in-demand tech skills while developing sought-after personal attributes like resilience, creativity and the ability to work well with others. It’s a combination of skills and qualities that will put you in a great position when you start work or uni – and you can find out more on our Why Skills Gap? page.

Who is the AI in Science workshop for?

The workshop is specifically designed for students aged 15 to 19 who are looking for a career in any of the sciences, and want to understand more about how AI and machine learning skills can support different scientific career paths. It aims to give you a head start before you begin university or take any other route into the sector.

Do I need any tech or scientific experience to take part?

Not at all. The workshop has been created with beginners in mind, and has been designed to give you an overview of AI in science today and to introduce you to basic machine learning skills.

How do I access the workshops online?

We use Zoom. It is free, easy, allows everyone to be on camera and mic at the same time, and features intuitive presentation and learning tools, like collaborative white boards and break-out rooms for group work.

You also need a Google account to upload the files into your online workspace for the practical session.

How fast does my internet need to be?

You will need a stable internet connection capable of supporting video conferencing. We recommend using a wired ethernet connection with a download speed of at least 4Mbps and an upload speed at least 1Mbps (preferably 3.8Mbps).

How do I join the workshop on the day?

We will send you a Zoom link via email shortly before it starts.

Who do I speak to if I have more questions?

If you have not been able to find out what you need from the information on this page, please email our friendly team at hello@skillsgap.tech.

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