Port Elizabeth born Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is a surgeon, drug developer, entrepreneur and the richest man in American medicine. Since selling the company that makes his breakthrough cancer drug Abraxane in 2010, he has been developing and expanding NantWorks, an LA-based medical technology company with implications far beyond medicine.
In this May 2014 video he talks about the convergence of supercomputing, cloud computing, machine vision and artificial intelligence.
“What we’re doing here is converging what I think is the next revolution of mankind. We’ve had the industrial revolution, and we’ve had mechanical and energy improvements. I think we’ve now reached a stage of enlightenment where technology will allow mankind to evolve to this era of cognitive power. A cognitive revolution will bring the wisdom of the Internet and what we know as mankind to somebody as they’re interacting with the real world,” says Soon-Shiong.
He needed needed to enable machines to talk to machines. So he built an operating system that ties to 25,000 medical devices, puts the data in the cloud and self-populates the electronic medical record.
Full transcript: http://huff.to/1tochKw
Amgen, Soon-Shiong join coalition on cancer trials: Thousand Oaks-based Amgen(Nasdaq: AMGN) has previously worked with Soon-Shiong on cancer therapies. In September, Amgen signed a licensing deal on a cancer therapy compound with NantPharma LLC, a subsidiary of Soon-Shiong’s NantWorks …
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