Blog post 3-Site Visit (Capstone)
Generally speaking, I really loved my capstone site visit. It really was a great experience and it inspired me to be a part of AI development in the future. I met two people that were named Matt Calgary Kathy McGrody both very inspirational, and showed me how AI can contribute and make Healthcare data more accurate, and better. Humans have been working with this technology for years, and having a kid like me visit IBM, and see Watson and AI software, well, that is pretty big.
I had a great time their. Unfortunately there was no photo of video content recorded, because I was not allowed to. I will break up the next two paragraphs into each person that I met, and what I learned from each of them.
First, i met someone named Kathy McGrody. I learned about the basic Architecture, and how the place that i am visiting is so special to IBM, and their success. What she said is that the Architect that designed the building, his name was Wallace Eckert. He was modern by the means of how it was built in 1964, and the long glass panels represent the true beauty of the building.
Here are some pics:
Anyways, that’s not the point. I mainly learned from Kathy that how AI has contributed to Healthcare is really big because of how the insights, and the data that Watson is feeder is so accurate, that Watson comes up with a great solution, that has came in handy many times, and still continues to. Here are the full notes that I have: Link
What I learned from Matt Calgary is the development, and actual Software of the new app SugarIQ for iOS devices. It is not yet out on the App Store as of the date 5/29/18, but it will come out in the next month or two. SugarIQ has a built in Watson software to it, and it is for people with diabetes. Their is a wireless device called Guardian Connect. Guardian connect is a tiny device that injects a needle into your skin every 5 minutes. Don’t worry, you don’t even feel it. Anyways, then the data that it collects about your blood pressure, sugar, etc., and then Sugar IQ makes references and can see what you ear, and it asks questions a to know you, and using deep learning platforms of AI, is able to get to know you better and make references to you better. For example, if the app recognizes that you play soccer every Saturday afternoon, it will remind you to pack a snack with a lot of calories such as a granola bar, so your blood sugar goes too low. Also, Sugar IQ will notify you on your iOS compatible device if your blood pressure or sugar is too high, or low. I found this pretty cool. Here are a couple of videos on Sugar IQ:
After that, I really enjoyed the site visit. It was fun, I got to see some really cool parts of AI in Healthcare, I learned a lot, and most of all I was inspired to be part of AI in Healthcare In the future, and to make the world better where it needs to be improved on.