How AI Can Help Us Save Healthcare

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What can be considered the first modern thermometer, using mercury and with a standardized scale, was invented in 1714. Shortly thereafter doctors started experimenting using it with patients. Some acknowledged that it would be useful for diagnosis and therapy. Others argued it was only through touching that a physician could decide whether patients truly had a fever. The debate raged for a hundred years, with many doctors resisting a tool they perceived as reducing observations to just numbers. Today no one would argue how indispensable a thermometer is. And while the thermometers of yesteryear were a foot long, available only…...

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Amit Garg I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years -- at Samsung NEXT Ventures, running my own startup (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.