SLUSH 2017: Re-inventing Societal Infrastructure with Technology

Vinod was invited to Slush 2017 where he took the Founder Stage to talk about how our society could be completely reinvented in many aspects through technology, and why entrepreneurship is actually the driving force of that change. The event took place on December 12, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland and brought together 20,000 attendees, including 2,600 startups, 1,600 investors and 600 journalists from over 130 countries. Read More



NBER Economics of AI Conference

The NBER Economics of AI Conference is a conference co-organized and hosted by the Creative Destruction Lab and the National Bureau of Economic Research. The conference took place on September 13, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Vinod did a keynote presentation during lunch that focused on three broad themes: AI And Jobs, Examples of AI Applications, and Impact On Society. Read More





“20 Percent Doctor Included” & Dr. Algorithm: Speculations and Musings of a Technology Optimist

Healthcare has a radical opportunity to reinvent itself. Healthcare today often results in suboptimal patient outcomes despite doctors doing the best they can within the current system. Suboptimal outcomes result from the incomplete knowledge and personal biases of today’s system. Medicine has historically been approached according to tradition – the experiential evolution of best practices, and a reductionist system of small trials. Optimal treatment outcomes require a healthcare system that is instead primed by holistic, scientifically, probabilistically or other statistically-validated data and conclusions presented to patients as cost/benefit choices. It is time to move beyond the stethoscope, which remains the iconic diagnostic tool for most healthcare professionals worldwide, 200 years after its invention.
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