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Specific Methods for Eliminating Bias in Machine Learning

Just like humans, data can be biased. In fact, bias in machine learning largely happens because machines will reflect human input. Machine learning (ML) has incredible capabilities and potential, but recognizing, preparing for, and adjusting for inherent bias is key to maximizing success and minimizing negative impacts. Built In SF spoke to three companies, including Evidation Health, about how their engineers consider and prepare for bias in and the cons of ML. The Research, Analysis, and Learning (ReAL) Team at Evidation says that when choosing the right...

Dr. Davin Lundquist, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Augmedix – Interview Series

Davin Lundquist, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Audmedix, recently spoke with Unite.AI about Augmedix and the important work it’s doing in the AI and EHR world. Lundquist joined Augmedix in 2019 after having been a customer for more than 7 years. He says it was Augmedix’s “passion to help doctors connect with patients and re-humanize healthcare” that attracted him to the company initially. As CMO, Lundquist brings the voice of clinicians, physicians, and physician executives to the company, allowing it to better walk the line between delivering...

Seattle teen entrepreneurs sell their health-tech startup and take a break from college

In March 2020, Seattle teens Sage Khanuja, 17, and Nikolas Ioannou, 18, launched an SMS COVID-19 tracker called Spira. The text-based service originally sent out daily updates on coronavirus pulled from Worldometer, as well as reminders for hand washing and staying home. But it quickly grew into a COVID-19 screening tool that used a phone’s microphone to conduct a cough and auscultation test. Today, Spira is much broader than just COVID-19—it uses machine learning algorithms to create digital smart forms to enhance patient screening and adapt...

Three Challenges You Should Overcome to Restore Growth

According to a recent survey, most small businesses believe that 2021 will be a “positive” or “very positive” year for their businesses. In a recent panel discussion on The Future of Business: Gearing for Growth, Ramon Ray and several panelists discussed the challenges businesses will need to overcome to be successful. One potential pitfall businesses could run into is failing to recognize that 2020 changed the economy and consumer behavior. Updating sales and marketing strategies for the post-COVID world will be critical to success, with panelists...

Leadership Edge with Andrew Dudum, Co-Founder and CEO of Hims & Hers: A Modern Approach to Health and Wellness

Andrew Dudum is more than just the co-founder and CEO of Hims & Hers. He is also an active angel investor and advisor to more than two dozen startups. In a recent interview with Thrive Global, Dudum talked about his past career, what makes Hims & Hers unique, and what the future of health looks like. “I’ve been building companies for about 15 years now,” Dudum said. “It started when I was an undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania at The Wharton School, where I spent...