Improving lives of disabled people
OrCam’s mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, and have reading difficulties. OrCam has created a technologically advanced device unique in its ability to provide visual aid through a discreet wearable platform and simple easy-to-use interface which serves to enhance the daily lives of people with vision loss.
Prognos has developed a thousand algorithms from 13 billion medical records to detect disease in early stage for better treatment options, which in theory should help drive down healthcare costs. Its platform covers 50 disease areas, from chronic conditions like diabetes to life-threatening ones such as cancer, based on lab data. While predicting disease to save lives is noble, predicting disease to sell more drugs seems like another way for pharmaceutical companies to create another opioid epidemic. Let’s hope the primary motivation is the former.
Decision support for pathologists
Pathology AI Guidance Engine (Paige) has combined Pathology with AI to combat cancer. With the aim to revolutionize pathology through AI, a comprehensive license agreement with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) to gain exclusive rights to MSK’s library of 25 million pathology slides. They have raised $25 million from a successful Series A funding round to build the leading offering in digital and computational pathology.