MetaMed Enhances Medical Diagnoses With Data Analysts, Researchers

Startup MetaMed convenes research scientists and data analysts to customize treatment
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Michael Vassar, 34, is one of the world’s leading theorists on existential risk—as in cataclysmic events that would pretty much wipe out the human race. He’s also spent much of his career thinking about developing artificial-intelligence software intended to yield supersmart machines dedicated to helping people, rather than a legion of HALs or Terminators. Last year he co-founded MetaMed, a startup that seeks to use data analysis techniques to better diagnose patients facing grave illnesses.

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