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Data Science: My Journey from Doctor to Noob Kaggler.

In the last couple of months, I’ve been pursuing another hobby  – data science and artificial intelligence (AI). You might have followed the much-publicised match between Lee Sedol, one of the world’s best Go players, and AlphaGo, an AI system developed by Google that spurred discussions about the future of AI. (Spoiler : AlphaGo won 4 – 1) This has been partly triggered by my work at Holmusk, where our brilliant data science team has been winning multiple competitions and most recently took part in the Second Annual Data Science Bowl on Kaggle. This was a challenge...

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Big Data and Chronic Diseases at Asia IoT Business Platform (4 Nov 2015)

Two weeks ago, I was invited to speak on the use of big data to fight chronic diseases at the Asia IoT Business Platform, held in Kuala Lumpur on 3 – 4 Nov 2015. Although I was only able to attend on the 2nd day, it was an interesting gathering of technologists and opportunists who are all interested in the potential for M2M and IoT to change the world. IoT = Internet of Things. It was my privilege to be able to share my personal viewpoints on how data science is going to transform medicine in the near future with an audience of over 200+ people, as well as connect with many new...

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Exponential Medicine 2015 – Live stream

Exciting news for anyone who is interested in healthcare innovation : Exponential medicine 2015 (part of Singularity University) is live streaming these 4 days, free-of-charge.  That’s amazing, considering that it costs $5000 for a ticket to attend the conference and anyone can now watch it in the comfort of their room.  It’s a great conference on the cutting-edge in technology in healthcare with many distinguished speakers. It’s a bummer that it’s in a very different time zone (PST, 16 hours behind) but I’m catching as much as I can. Among the...

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Big Data – the key in the battle against chronic diseases

It’s been months since I’ve written something here – I’ve been really focused on my work at Holmusk over the last few months and I truly believe that we are on the cusp of creating something of great value for patients with chronic diseases.  More on that soon! Anyway, I digress.  I want to share an article I wrote that appeared in Today Online/The Malaysian Insider on 28 July 2015.  It was initially at 2000+ word discussion piece, and the editor had me cut it down to 900 words to make it more readable. The gist is that we’re in the middle of a chronic...

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Project Sothea, a medical screening initiative in Cambodia which I was involved in.

The Healthcare Revolution You Haven’t Heard About

These are extremely exciting times.  We’re in the midst of a healthcare revolution – have you heard about it? Medicine, in the past Medicine is a marvellously interesting field – I love it.  We’ve come along so far over these past 100 years since penicillin was invented (1928), and yet there is still a long way to go.  There is still so much of disease that we do not fully understand, or even if we do, have not found the cure for. I’ve spent a good part of my life in medicine, almost half of it now.  5 years in medical school, and another 8 years working in...

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