Udi Manber

Udi Manber
Udi Manber
NIH, former Google, Yahoo and Amazon
Chief Algorithm Officer
Google has enormous computing power
"When you take a search on Google, you send
a man to the moon"
Same computing power as the whole Apollo
mission for one search
There's importance for including context,
recent events,...
Google learns
Google would be out of business without
user data
Medicine doesn't/can't learn
Google Engineers look at a query and optimize
it on screen. They get a vast amount of data on
a single query
Doctors don't have access to the vast amount
of data
User (patient) data is not used in medicine
Move to electronics from paper form
Now 80% use complex electronics
Patient history is locked in system so the
systems don't learn – one patient at a time
No appetite for data
Standard Response
Websites are even noisier
It definitely takes time to learn
Develop techniques to learn how to learn from
your patient data
Long Tail
When you are dealing with large scale
information, long tail rules
There are so many unusual things in medicine
So many combinations of diseases in medicine
Not enough data to compare
Privacy Issues
It can be done!
Data scientists are
craving for medical data
Help us get the data