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August 15th, 2018

August 15th, 2018

Meet ODSC Grant Award Recipient Michael Hayes of CancerAI – the Non-Profit Using AI to Fight Cancer

The term “data science for good” has been appearing on LinkedIn feeds, Twitter timelines, and RSS feeds for me a little more than usual recently. This is not a complaint by any means; rather, it’s refreshing to see that many data scientists and others involved in data are becoming increasingly aware of the good that data can do, rather than how data can be used to sell.

For this reason, we at ODSC began offering a monthly Grant Award designed to help data scientists and AI startups gain valuable funding and resources they need to help their projects grow and further benefit the data science community. Earlier this year, Michael Hayes and his non-profit startup CancerAI proved to exemplify “data science for good,” as his mission is to use machine learning to fight cancer. I sat down with Michael recently to hear his story, CancerAI’s mission, and what the next steps are. Continue Reading...