A step-by-step guide to building a Random Forest classifier in Python to predict subtypes of neural extracellular spikes using a real data-set recorded from Human brain organoids. Given the heterogeneity of neurons within the human brain itself, classification tools are commonly utilised to correlate electrical activity with different cell types and/or morphologies. This is a long-standing question in Neuroscience circles, and can be considerably variable between different species, pathologies, brain regions and layers. Fortunately, with the readily increasing computational power allowing improvements in machine-learning and deep-learning algorithms, Neuroscientists are provided with the tools to dive further into asking these important questions. However, as stated by Juavinett et al., for the most part programming skills are underrepresented in the community and new resources to teach them are crucial to solving the complexity of the human brain.
The TriRhenaTech alliance presents the accepted papers of the 'Upper-Rhine Artificial Intelligence Symposium' held on October 27th 2021 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Topics of the conference are applications of Artificial Intellgence in life sciences, intelligent systems, industry 4.0, mobility and others. The TriRhenaTech alliance is a network of universities in the Upper-Rhine Trinational Metropolitan Region comprising of the German universities of applied sciences in Furtwangen, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Offenburg and Trier, the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Loerrach, the French university network Alsace Tech (comprised of 14 'grandes \'ecoles' in the fields of engineering, architecture and management) and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. The alliance's common goal is to reinforce the transfer of knowledge, research, and technology, as well as the cross-border mobility of students.