2023 AI and Mental Health

This is a hybrid event with options for either online or in-person attendance.
Location: Online | American Association for the Advancement of Science Offices, 1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

Mental health is a vast and growing worldwide problem. In addition to the suffering experienced by individuals and their affected family members, it also has an enormous economic impact. Because it can affect people at a young age, they will often need treatment for many years and during that period they may not be able to participate to their full potential in society.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has seen explosive growth and major breakthroughs over the last years and will surely impact every aspect of modern life and society. Scientists and clinicians have already begun to explore its potential for mental health research and treatment. The first results are enormously promising.

Join us for this annual conference presented by the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute and SCIENCE magazine focusing on AI and mental health. This year’s conference will highlight where AI can be used to the benefit of individuals and society. Experts will first discuss AI in general and why have recently seen this astonishing progress. Then they will review promising applications of AI in mental health therapy.


  • 08:00AM – 09:00AM

    Check In (Continental breakfast will be provided)

  • 09:00AM – 10:00AM

    Topic: Diffusion model for guided generation with bio applications
    Speaker: Dr. Mandy (Mengdi) Wang, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning, Associated Faculty in Computer Science, Princeton University

  • 10:00AM – 11:00AM

    Topic: A Fruitful Reciprocity: The Neuroscience-AI Connection
    Speaker: Dr. Dan Yamins, Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Computer Science, Stanford University

  • 11:00AM – 12:00PM

    Topic: From AI for mental health to digital therapeutics
    Speaker: Dr. A. Aldo Faisal, Professor of AI & Neuroscience, Imperial college London

  • 12:00PM – 01:30PM

    Lunch Break

  • 01:30PM – 02:30PM

    Topic: Computational Psychiatry
    Speaker: Dr. Frederike Petzschner, Assistant Professor of Brain Science (Research), Brown University

  • 02:30PM – 03:30PM

    Topic: What can GenAI teach us about the nature of intelligence?
    Speaker: Dr. Blaise Agueray Arcas , VP and Fellow at Google Research

  • 03:30PM – 04:30PM

    Topic: Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging
    Speaker: Dr. Hugo Aerts, Associate Professor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Director, Program for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM), Brigham And Women’s Hospital; Full Professor at Maastricht University