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Cardiovascular Business

Mar 13, 2018
Applying a deep learning approach to echocardiography could save clinicians time while improving diagnostic accuracy, one Georgia-based cardiologist reported at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting in Orlando, this year.

Randolph P. Martin, MD, said machine learning—and its self-training subset, deep learning—is often perceived as a threat to cardiologists, but the tools could aid clinical decision-making in a way humans can’t.

FierceBiotech

Dec 15, 2017
Bay Labs has raised $5.5 million to propel its artificial intelligence system for cardiovascular images toward the market. The technology is designed to support the performance and interpretation of echocardiograms, expanding the pool of physicians who can diagnose cardiovascular disease.

Medium

Dec 14, 2017
Current advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are poised to redesign healthcare for the better — for patients, physicians, and even the medical device industry. Medical devices could see tremendous benefits from applying AI because they are static devices that produce hard-to-read data, which requires significant interpretation time from specialists. Ultrasound, in particular, one of the most widely used diagnostic technologies in medicine, presents an ideal application for Deep Learning (a subset of AI particularly good at handling image data) because of the high volume of nuanced structural information produced in every reading. Enter Bay Labs.

Business Wire

Dec 14, 2017
Bay Labs, a medical technology company at the forefront of applying artificial intelligence (AI) to cardiovascular imaging, today announced it completed $5.5 million in financing. The Series A round was led by existing investor Khosla Ventures with participation from new investors including Data Collective (DCVC), Greenbox Venture Partners, Minneapolis Heart Institute Ventures and Georges Harik. Proceeds will be used to continue clinical validation, accelerate technological development and bring Bay Labs’ products to the U.S. market. In addition, Ben Ling, general partner at Khosla Ventures, and Armen Vidian, operating partner at DCVC, will join Bay Labs’ Board of Directors.

Business Wire

Oct 25, 2017
Bay Labs, a medical technology company at the forefront of applying artificial intelligence to cardiovascular imaging, today announced that Emeritus Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Emory University School of Medicine and the company’s Chief Medical Officer Randolph P. Martin, M.D. FACC, FASE, has been invited to be a faculty member and present at the upcoming 29th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) meeting in Denver. Dr. Martin’s two presentations will focus on how advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning can impact the role that cardiovascular imaging and echocardiography play in the diagnosis and management of heart diseases, especially those affecting the heart valves.

VentureBeat

May 10, 2017
Nvidia‘s GPU Technology Conference is all about highlighting companies using graphics processing units (GPUs) to accelerate artificial intelligence. To juice the ecosystem, Nvidia and its partners tonight gave away $1.5 million in prizes to the winner of the Nvidia Inception Awards for best AI startups.

VentureBeat

Apr 23, 2017
Nvidia is on a quest to find the best “social impact” artificial intelligence startups as part of a program called Nvidia Inception, which is screening more than 600 entrants to cull the best AI startups in three big categories.

VentureBeat

Jan 1, 2017
If artificial intelligence (AI) hadn’t hit the mainstream before, it did this year. Google chief executive Sundar Pichai came through with the best sound bite, saying that the world is going from being “mobile-first” to “AI-first.”

Apple squished AI into the iPhone, and Google stuck it in the Pixel. Facebook brought it to the News Feed, and Microsoft put it in Word. Samsung bought AI startup Viv to catch up with Apple’s Siri virtual assistant. And messaging apps like Skype and Messenger now feature chatbots.

Import AI, a newsletter about artificial intelligence

Sep 19, 2016
Deep learning goes to Africa, helps some kids: Last week I told you about Bay Labs and some collaborators taking technology to Africa to help identify symptoms of Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) in Kenyan school children. The Bay Labs software uses deep learning to analyze data derived from an ultrasound to take a good educated guess as to whether it’s seeing something consistent with RHD. During the trip, medical professionals scanned 1200 children in four days and were able to spot 48 children with RHD or congenital heart disease.

Import AI, a newsletter about artificial intelligence

Sep 12, 2016
Deep learning + heart doctors in Africa: Good healthcare is punishingly expensive. It relies on vast infrastructure and, in most countries, huge amounts of government support. If you’re unlucky enough to be born in a part of the world with poor healthcare infrastructure then...

The Wall Street Journal

Jan 28, 2016
Bay Labs Inc. launched out of stealth mode today to use deep learning to help medical professionals in developing countries interpret ultrasounds so they can better treat heart disease.