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Lessons Learned Applying Natural Language Processing for Healthcare AI


This talk will review case studies from real-world projects that built AI systems that use Natural Language Processing (NLP) in healthcare. These case studies cover projects that deployed automated patient risk prediction, automated diagnosis, clinical guidelines, and revenue cycle optimization. We'll cover why and how NLP was used, what deep learning models and libraries were used, and what was achieved. Key takeaways for attendees will include important considerations for NLP projects including how to build domain-specific healthcare models and using NLP as part of larger machine learning and deep learning pipelines.


David Talby is a chief technology officer at John Snow Labs, helping fast-growing companies apply big data and data science techniques to solve real-world problems in healthcare, life science, and related fields. David has extensive experience in building and operating web-scale data science and business platforms, as well as building world-class, Agile, distributed teams. Previously, he was with Microsoft’s Bing Group, where he led business operations for Bing Shopping in the US and Europe, and worked at Amazon both in Seattle and the UK, where he built and ran distributed teams that helped scale Amazon’s financial systems. David holds a PhD in computer science and master’s degrees in both computer science and business administration.