Artificial Intelligence Town Hall on Oct. 10

The Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine & Imaging (AIMI) is hosting an interactive town hall event for Stanford community researchers interested in learning about the Center’s resources, collaborations, and funding opportunities. It will be held at 3 p.m. in Li Ka Shing Center, LK101, on Thursday, Oct. 10.

The AIMI Center is focused on empowering interdisciplinary artificial intelligence (AI) research that optimizes how clinical data and images are used to promote health. The Center has over 90 affiliated faculty and works to bring technical and clinical experts together to solve clinically relevant problems by developing, evaluating, and disseminating novel computer vision methods to improve the lives of patients at Stanford Medicine and around the world.

Core components of the AIMI’s mission include the building of information technology (IT) infrastructure that supports specific needs of AI research, and facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations between clinicians, computer scientists, and informatics professionals across the university. Another component is catalyzing extramural funding for AI research through programs such as the AIMI Seed Grant program, which recently awarded seven grants of $75,000 each. The AIMI Center also has growing opportunities for AI education through research seminars, meetings, and online courses.

The AIMI Center initiated one of the first prospective multi-center clinical trials of an AI image analysis model in clinical practice, and more multi-center trials are in the works. One notable project is the development and validation of a deep learning algorithm, called CheXNet, that classifies clinically important abnormalities in chest radiographs at a performance level comparable to practicing radiologists. The Center is also establishing support for a development-to-implementation pipeline for AI algorithms in healthcare, which includes continuous validation of AI models in practice.

Stanford faculty, staff and students who want to learn more about the AIMI Center’s goals and plans are encouraged to attend the Town Hall or email

Information on the AIMI Affiliated Faculty program or other AIMI Center events can be found at