Computational processing power and interconnectedness are causing massive, ongoing advances in biomedical research and health care. But, as discussed at the Big Data in Biomedicine conference, large-scale data analysis also holds the potential to be even more disruptive and transform how we diagnose, treat and prevent disease.
Those who weren’t able to attend the event or watch the webcast, as well as others who may want to review the presentations a second time, can now watch videos of a selection of the keynote speeches and panel discussions on the conference website.
Among the videos available is a talk by David Glazer, director of engineering at Google, about how the company is working to foster collaboration among biomedical researchers that need to analyze vast amounts of data and those with the technological tools to do so. In another talk, Taha Kass-Hout, MD, chief health informatics officer at the Food and Drug Administration, outlined the importance of big data to the federal agency’s mission “to protect and promote the public health” and in promoting information-sharing with transparency and protection of privacy. The video above – the final keynote from Vinod Khosla, MBA, founder of Khosla Ventures and a co-founder of Sun Microsystems – is a must watch. The legendary venture capitalist sparked debate when he shared his perspective that “technology will replace 80 to 90 percent of doctors’ role in the decision-making process.”
Previously: Stanford statistician Chiara Sabatti on teaching students to “ride the big data wave”, Using Google Glass to help individuals with autism better understand social cues, Rising to the challenge of harnessing big data to benefit patients and Discussing access and transparency of big data in government.