3. Methodenforum der Cochrane Deutschland Stiftung: Artificial Intelligence in Evidence Synthesis


The 3rd Methods-Forum in 2024 is dedicated to a highly relevant topic that is playing an increasingly important role in the field of evidence synthesis: "Opportunities, Limitations and Risks of Artificial Intelligence in Evidence Synthesis in Health Care".

The continuous advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation, and language processing have a growing impact on how evidence syntheses are created and utilised. The development of AI language models (e.g., ChatGPT, Claude) and the evolution of automation tools (e.g., ASReview, Laser AI, DistillerSR) present new opportunities and challenges in areas such as search strategy development, screening and data extraction, as well as in risk of bias assessment. This creates opportunities for faster conducting or updating of evidence syntheses, which can be of great significance for evidence synthesis creators and users. In the framework of the 2024 Methods-Forum, we will illuminate the various steps in evidence synthesis and the role of AI language models in these steps.

However, the use of AI for evidence synthesis requires a comprehensive understanding of its strengths and weaknesses. To create high quality evidence syntheses with the support of AI, it is crucial to be aware of the limitations of AI language models and automation tools. At the 2024 Methods-Forum, we aim to reflect on whether and how they can be combined with traditional methods of evidence synthesis.

The 2024 Methods-Forum is an excellent opportunity to discuss activities related to evidence syntheses with experts in the field of AI language models and automation tools and to weigh opportunities, limitations, and risks. The event is designed for those with basic knowledge in the methodology of systematic reviews who wish to stay informed about current developments in the field of AI and evidence synthesis or contribute their own experiences.

Registration is now open!

When: June 14th 2024 (9.30 am to 5.30 pm, get-together: 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm)

Where: Haus zur Lieben Hand (Löwenstraße 16, 79098 Freiburg, Germany)

Participation fee: 85 €

Programme & Registration

Due to a high proportion of international guests and speakers, the Methods-Forum 2024 will be held in English.

Wegen zahlreicher Gäste und Sprecher*innen aus dem Ausland halten wir das 3. Methodenforum auf Englisch ab, daher sind auch schon diese Informationen auf Englisch.