09.30am, CT - The 2021 Digital Summit will start with a 30-minute networking session to give all delegates the opportunity to get to know the Probiota Community.


10.00am, CT - From Artificial Intelligence to Microbial Intelligence

Introduction from our Chair of the Digital Summit, Stephen Daniells, Editor-in-Chief, NutraIngredients-USA

Anna Paola Carrieri, Research Staff Member, IBM Research
Anna will present on: Explainable AI reveals changes in microbiome composition linked to phenotypic differences.
The fusion of artificial intelligence with rich microbiome datasets can offer an improved understanding of the microbiome’s role in human health. To gain actionable insights it is essential to consider both the predictive power and the transparency of the models by providing explanations for the predictions.
IBM presents an explainable artificial intelligence approach that provides accurate predictions of host observable traits with explanations. The explanations offer insights into the complex relationships between microbial communities and phenotypes/traits. IBM’s approach can be applied to predict any condition from a person's microbiome and has the potential to accelerate the development of microbiome-based personalized therapeutics and non-invasive diagnostics.

Panel discussion, our chair Stephen Daniells, will be joined by:

The panel discussion will be followed by a fireside chat where Stephen Daniells will interview an industry expert, more details about this session will be available shortly.

Final Q&A – put your questions to our panelists and keynote speaker Anna Paola Carrieri.
*There will be live chat, Q&A and polling throughout the session


12.00pm, CT - Networking - the opportunity to chat to other delegates, schedule one-on-one meetings, visit our sponsor hubs and view our Scientific Frontiers posters.


2.00pm, CT -  The second session on Beyond Probiotics: Prebiotics, Synbiotics and Postbiotics, more details can be found here.

June 15 | 10am - 12pm CT

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