Accelerating Healthcare Innovation: Finding Answers Faster Using NLP Models and Dedicated AI Compute

The pace of new research in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries is astounding, and while this progress promises to uncover new disease correlations and treatment methods, it also produces massive amounts of often disparate data, complicating the path to discovery. Researchers need to be able to ask questions of the vast and rapidly growing bodies of biomedical research and to get the answers to their queries in close to real time.

Natalia Vassilieva will discuss how AI can help make sense of the vast amount of data in healthcare by building models for biomedical language understanding. She will share specific examples of NLP models that Cerebras developed with customers, who are using Cerebras’ industry-leading AI compute systems to train large transformer-style models from scratch, reducing both training time and power consumption for tasks such as biomedical text mining and rapid, large-scale medical literature search, a critical capability for advancing drug discovery.

About the speaker
Yanshan Wang

Natalia Vassilieva

Director of Product at Cerebras Systems

Natalia Vassilieva is Director of Product at Cerebras Systems, a computer systems company dedicated to accelerating deep learning.

Her focus is machine learning and artificial intelligence, analytics, and application-driven software-hardware optimization and co-design.

Prior to joining Cerebras, Natalia was a Sr. Research Manager at Hewlett Packard Labs, where she led the Software and AI group and served as the head of HP Labs Russia from 2011 until 2015. Prior to HPE, she was an Associate Professor at St. Petersburg State University in Russia and worked as a software engineer for several IT companies.

Natalia holds a Ph.D. in computer science from St. Petersburg State University.



Sessions: April 5th – 6th 2022
Trainings: April 12th – 15th 2022


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