Dr. Charles Fisher is the CEO and Founder of Unlearn(dot)AI which helps in faster drug development and efficient clinical trials. This year they also raised a series B funding of 50 million dollars. Charles holds a Ph.D. in biophysics from Harvard University and prior to founding Unlearn, he did his Postdoctorate at Boston University, followed by being a principal scientist at Pfizer and a machine learning engineer at a virtual reality company in silicon valley.
Time stamps of the conversation
00:01:16 What got you into Machine Learning?
00:04:10 Learning the basics and implementation
00:07:55 Digital twins for clinical trials and drug development
00:13:06 Patient heterogeneity in medical research
00:16:05 Error quantification of models
00:17:17 ML models for drug development
00:22:45 Adoption of AI in medical applications
00:25:35 Building trust in AI systems
00:35:10 How to show AI models are safe in the real world?
00:38:38 Moving from academia to industry to entrepreneurship
00:45:08 Research projects in startups vs academia vs big companies
00:53:12 Routine as a CEO
00:57:50 Is a Ph.D. necessary for a research career in the industry?
01:01:20 Taking inspiration from biology to improve machine learning
01:05:25 Advice to young people
More about Unlearn: https://www.unlearn.ai/
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