ILSI 2024 Annual Meeting Session 4 – Artificial Intelligence

ILSI 2024 Annual Meeting Session 4 – Artificial Intelligence: Enhancing Food Supply, Nutrition and Health into the Future

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Artificial intelligence (AI) is all around us. It is already transforming the way food is produced and packaged, as well as revamping how and what we choose to eat. AI is also enabling a better understanding of the role nutrition plays in our lives to help us make the best personalized choices. The large amount of data generated by health trackers and wearable devices, as well as the revolution of data in -omics, plant bioactives and health, all supply extensive data sets where AI can provide unique insights and predictions. This session aims to highlight the use of AI in our food supply, safety and nutritional health. The session will also showcase examples of AI in use and enable a discussion about the future of AI to help improve food, nutrition and health in the years to come.

Co-Chairs: Jan-Willem van Klinken, MD, PhD, Brightseed, USA and Geoffry Smith, Essential Micronutrients Foundation, Singapore

Featuring the following speakers and presentations:

  • AI in Food Systems: A Farm-to-Fork Approach Ilias Tagkopoulos, PhD, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Artificial Intelligence and Biological Networks: A Pioneering Approach for Microbiome Data Integration in Biomarker Discovery Enrique Carrillo de Santa Pau, PhD, IMDEA, Spain
  • Wearables, Images and AI for Food Intake Monitoring Edward Sazonov, PhD, University of Alabama, USA
Jan-Willem van Klinken

Jan-Willem van Klinken, MD, PhD, Brightseed, USA

Dr. Jan-Willem van Klinken is Senior Vice President, Medical & Scientific Affairs at Brightseed, a biosciences company and creator of Forager®, a computational platform using systems biology and machine learning to illuminate the connections between nature and human health. Jan-Willem comes from GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer where he managed global and regional Medical Affairs for dietary supplements, and over the counter pharmaceuticals for digestive health. Before that, he was a Science and Nutrition R&D leader at PepsiCo and Unilever. Jan-Willem holds a PhD in Medicine from the University of Amsterdam, NL – where he also trained as a M.D. in Clinical Pediatrics – and he holds a M.S. in Human Nutrition from Columbia University, New York.

Geoffry Smith
Ilias Tagkopoulos
Enrique Carrillo de Santa Pau
Edward Sazonov