Courant’s Sontag on “How Will Machine Learning Change Health Care?”—Nov. 18

New York University’s David Sontag will deliver a public lecture—“How Will MachineLearning Change Health Care?”—on Wed., Nov. 18, 4 p.m. at Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer St., room 109 (betw. W. 3rd and W. 4th Sts.). Machine learning has transformed the technology industry over the last decade, forming the basis for web search, speech recognition, product recommendations, and self-driving cars. Now, with the increased adoption of electronic health records and a surge in funding for health IT startups, health care is undergoing a similar transformation. In his presentation, Sontag will talk about how machine learning has the potential to change health care across the industry, from enabling the next-generation electronic health record to population-level risk stratification from health insurance claims. These innovations, he predicts, will lead to increased quality of…


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