Bend venture firm seeks higher profile

Seven Peaks Ventures of Bend invested in early 2015 in a startup that uses an advanced form of machine learning to read medical diagnostic images.So far, San Francisco-based Enlitic’s deep learning technology is assisting radiologists, making them more efficient and accurate, but Matt Abrams, investing partner in the venture capital firm, said of the technology, “At some point, it’s going to replace people.”The displacement of white-collar workers is one of many issues society will face as machine learning, a subset of artificial intelligence that’s made smartphone features like Siri possible, further works its way into our lives. Seven Peaks sees big investment potential in the technology, but Abrams said he and his partners want to make their picks with a full understanding of the positive and negative impacts while weeding…


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