Machine Learning and Compression Systems in Communications and Healthcare
Machine learning has all sorts of applications across disciplines. Two important fields using machine learning to solve long-standing issues are communication and healthcare. Dr. Thomas Wiegand, executive director and professor at the Fraunhofer Henrich Hertz Institutionalization, goes over exciting advances made in these disciplines due to machine learning. [Machine... Read more
Introduction to Clinical Natural Language Processing
Andrew is a speaker for ODSC East 2019! Be sure to check out his talk, “Introduction to Natural Language Processing in Healthcare,” this May in Boston! Doctors have always written clinical notes about their patients — originally, the notes were on paper and were locked away in a cabinet. Fortunately... Read more
Why Consumers Should Trust Companies with Their Data
Hugo Pinto is an asthmatic. He’s aware of the environmental triggers that can induce an asthma attack, but he wasn’t satisfied with the option that faces most asthmatics: wait until an attack happens, and treat the symptoms once it does. At a hackathon, Pinto teamed up with other developers... Read more
Health + Tech Perspective : Access to Symptoms > Better Algorithms
  Here’s a dangerous meme that I keep running into: “A doctor’s job is basically to look at symptoms, make a diagnosis, then prescribe treatment. Medicine is just a big decision tree — ripe for optimization and automation.” Of course, it’s mostly my friends in tech saying these things. It’ll come... Read more