Stephen Odaibo

Using Artificial Intelligence to Solve Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes is a devastating chronic disease that affects up to 35 million Americans, and up to 500 million people worldwide. The disease resulted in up to 1.6 million deaths worldwide in 2016. Early detection is the key to preventing the many morbid complications of diabetes, and key to decreasing the rate of mortality. There are too few physicians in the world to address the problem of diabetes, and furthermore the cost of relying on humans is significantly prohibitive. Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents a compelling and necessary approach to curb the effects of diabetes and thereby save millions of lives annually; while also improving the quality of life of half a billion people suffering with the disease. In this talk, I will discuss the progress RETINA-AI Health Inc is making in developing and deploying Artificial Intelligence systems to screen people around the world for diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Stephen G. Odaibo is Founder, CEO, and Chief Software Architect of RETINA-AI, a company using Artificial Intelligence to improve Healthcare. He is a Retina specialist, Mathematician, Computer Scientist, and Full-Stack AI Engineer. Dr. Odaibo is the only Ophthalmologist in the world with advanced degrees in both Mathematics and Computer Science. In 2017 UAB College of Arts and Sciences awarded Dr. Odaibo its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. In 2005 he won the Barrie Hurwitz Award for Excellence in Clinical Neurology at Duke Univ. School of Medicine where he topped the class in Neurology and in Pediatrics. In 2016 Dr. Odaibo delivered the Opening Keynote address at the Global Ophthalmologists Meeting in Osaka Japan. And he delivered the inaugural Special Guest Lecture in Ophthalmology at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. In 2018, Dr. Odaibo delivered the keynote address at the National Medical Association's New Innovations in Ophthalmology Session. And he delivered a Plenary Keynote address on AI in Healthcare at AI Expo Africa in Cape town, South Africa. He is author of the book "Quantum Mechanics and the MRI Machine'' (2012), and of the book "The Form of Finite Groups: A Course on Finite Group Theory" (2016).

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