Episode 23: How Artificial Intelligence could Disrupt Healthcare

This past week, the Rochester entrepreneurial community got to host our good friend Pete Kane and his group Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence (SVAI). SVAI is the largest artificial intelligence (AI) community in the Silicon Valley area. Members of the group made a special trip to Rochester to strengthen the relationship between their strong AI hub and the engrained medical and research community in Rochester.

The original concept of AI began in 1950. Today AI is all around us in things like video games, in speech recognition tools like Siri and Alexa, and in driverless cars. AI is particularly poised to impact healthcare. Ninety healthcare startups currently utilize AI and several of the major tech players, like Google and IBM, have some major skin in the game.