Articles by Levi Thatcher

Why We Invest in

April 22, 2018 | Levi Thatcher

­­­­We started in late 2016 to bring machine learning (ML) to the healthcare masses. As we release version 2.0 of the software (on April 20th), it’s worth stepping back to fully understand why we invest in this open-source project, which is freely available to all. Why would a for-profit ... [Read more...]

The Dangers of Commoditized Machine Learning in Healthcare: 5 Key Differentiators that Lead to Success

March 28, 2018 | Levi Thatcher

Machine learning’s popularity in healthcare is growing thanks to its expanding capabilities in medical image analysis, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics for clinical decision support. The machine-learning-as-a-service market is expected to grow to almost $5.4 billion by 2022, with healthcare certainly being one of the industries driving that trend. Even today, ...
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Google’s Latest Efforts to Help Healthcare

March 14, 2018 | Levi Thatcher

tl;dr: Healthcare needs practical machine learning tools; the focus on deep learning and GPUs doesn’t help the average health system. Background Google just released a paper called “Scalable and accurate deep learning for electronic health records” that has received deserved acclaim in both the machine learning (ML) and ... [Read more...]

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