Monday August 28, 2023 – Khon Kaen University by the Faculty of Medicine, Fculty of Engineering, College of Computing, KKU Academy, KKU Library, Office of Teaching and Learning Innovation and the network of Faculties of Medicine from Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Sirirach, CliniXir network and Bangkok Bank joined to host the “Unlocking Insights Through Data Comprehension: A Pre-Datathon Workshop”, which was run by Prof. Mengling ‘Mornin’ Feng, at Computer Laboratory 3, 5th Floor, Library Building, Khon Kaen University. The workshop was abother activity under the Thailand Health AI Conference & Datathon 2023, which was also aimed to celebrate KKU’s 60th Anniversary.
Assoc. Prof. Sirapat Chiawchanwatana, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Computing said that the health system of Thailand is said to be the prototype of many countries. We have the health data that is recorded in the health service system and the research on health being used at present. But these still have limitations in the completion of the data system and the use of data for solving problems in the health care system. It is therefore the opportunity to organize the Datathon Competition in Thailand.
Khon Kaen University has collaborated with Prof. Mengling ‘Mornin’ Feng before. This is a good chance to develop a community network of experts in health data and AI so that there will be cooperation in deploying works on Health AI for utmost benefits to the people.
The 60th Anniversary of Khon Kaen University is a good opportunity to hold the 50th Health AI Datathon, which is also organized worldwide. The event features conference on Health AI and activities that enhance learning of Health AI.
“The use of Datathon in health care is the medical operations through data that have been analyzed scientifically. AI will increase the precision in decision made on treatment or health care. It is hoped that this project will share the invaluable experiences to all.”
Datathon 2023 – space for students’ technological and academic integration
Asst. Prof. Chitsutha Sumlek, Vice Dean for Research and Innovation of the College of Computing said that the Thailand Health AI Conference & Datathon 2023 workshop opened a chance for participants to listen to lectures from world-class experts.
At the same time, it enabled youths to join in Datathon competition. The organizers prepared 3 sets of data, from Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University andFaculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital Mahidol University including hard skin disease, ICU data dn hypertension disease for speedy solution of problems.
“Datathon helps doctors to acquire data better for preparing treatment and lessen errors from diagnosis. Doctors will be able to analyze and plan the treatment more quickly and accurately.”
Datathon cannot rely on just one science, there must be a mixture of personnel. One team would concist of at least a doctor, and other technical experts. “A doctor cannot work alone, for there can be the data, but the technology for data analysis might be missing. The technological personnel may not understand the data. Therefore, they need to work together.” This is the new dimension of working as a strong network in the future that will benefit people and the society.
Natnarin Phonpraphruet, a graduate student in Data and AI Science of the College of computing said that this project is interesting for technological learners to access data. It is a chance for students to work with people from other fields including medical and engineering. They could join in analyzing the data which is big in number and then build Health AI Datathon for further extension for the society in the future. It is another issue that will give students experiences and more skills.
Datathon 2023 Event
After Thailand Health AI Conference & Datathon 2023, there will be the Thailand Health AI Summit comprising lectures, group discussion led by experts from overseas and in the country. This is scheduled on October 3, 2023 at Athenee Hotel, Bangkok.
Next is the Thailand Health AI Datathon – a competition on management and building of a model for analyzing health data, scheduled on October 4-5, 2023 at the Library Building, 3rd Floor, Khon Kaen University.
Thailand Health AI Symposium, scheduled on October 6, 2023 features special talks, group discussions and workshops at the Northeast Science Park, Khon Kaen University.
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News: Panit Khatnak