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Interdisciplinary Campus-wide AI/ML Seminar



12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

Volanakis Classroom, Tuck/Online

Zoom Meeting ID: 975 9003 6003 / Passcode: 365925

Large Language Models in Healthcare: Promise and pitfalls

This talk delves into the dynamic world of large language models (LLMs) in healthcare, highlighting their revolutionary applications and inherent challenges. We will explore LLMs' capabilities in summarizing medical literature, enhancing clinical documentation, aiding clinical decision-making, and improving patient communication and empathy, particularly in low-resource settings. The talk will also address critical concerns such as the risk of generating incorrect information and the limitations in current medical knowledge coverage. By examining the balance between these groundbreaking technologies and their potential pitfalls, this presentation aims to shed light on how LLMs can be optimally utilized to advance healthcare while maintaining safety and accuracy in clinical practice.

Neither a Picasso Nor a Da Vinci: A Multi-modal model for pricing of novice artwork

Art pricing is a difficult problem, especially in the novice art market, where the artists' reputation is unknown, and artwork is purchased for consumption. Online advisory sites use rudimentary measures like artwork dimensions, material costs, and artist's labor hours to suggest prices, although extant literature reports buyer's willingness to pay (WTP) to be the most important factor in art price determination. Novice art sold on online platforms like Etsy is listed with artwork and artist features, textual descriptions, and visual images that might affect a buyer's WTP. Using scraped data of sold artwork from Etsy, we build a scalable, multi-modal deep learning model to predict customer WTP. Our model reveals the relative importance of characteristics related to the artwork's durability, exclusivity, and usage ease over the textual descriptions and visuals, in predicting WTP. Thus, novice art pricing has similarities but also notable differences from established artwork pricing. Our WTP experiment shows that our model predicts respondent WTP better than the online advisory sites. We develop an online application for emerging artists and platforms like Etsy to generate price recommendations that are closer to customer WTP for novice artwork.

About the Speaker(s)

Saeed Hassanpour
Founding Director, Center for Precision Health & AI

Saeed Hassanpour is the founding director of the Center for Precision Health & AI (CPHAI) and a professor in the Departments of Biomedical Data Science, Computer Science, and Epidemiology at Dartmouth. His research focuses on machine learning and multimodal data analysis for precision health.

Sharmistha Sidkar
Professor of Marketing, Tuck

Sharmistha Sidkar is an assistant professor in the marketing group at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business. Professor Sikdar's research interests lie in the development and application of statistical models and machine learning tools to examine empirical problems in marketing.


For more information, contact Constance Helfat at constance.e.helfat@tuck.dartmouth.edu.