Swarm is a Finalist for Medical Innovation of the Year at SXSW

South by Southwest (SXSW) today announced the finalists for its Interactive Innovation Awards, which honors the most forward-thinking technological advancements of the year and will be presented in Austin on March 11, 2019. Unanimous AI, the 2018 winner of both the AI Innovation of the Year and Best in Show at SXSW, has once again been recognized by the festival, this time as a Finalist in the Medical Innovation category.

Unanimous AI has pioneered a new class of AI technology that connect networked human teams into super-intelligent systems, empowering online groups to make significantly more accurate forecasts, estimations, predictions, and decisions. It works using algorithms and interfaces modeled on biological swarms. Unanimous has recently applied this innovation to the field of medicine, enabling small groups of doctors to make AI-optimized diagnoses that significantly outperform individual practitioners and standard AI methods.

Unanimous has recently deployed their technology as a cloud-based platform called Swarm that empowers networked teams to amplify their intelligence from anywhere in the world. This has enabled small teams of radiologists, working remotely from their own workstations, to diagnose chest X-rays with levels of accuracy that significantly exceed baseline abilities. A formal study was recently published in collaboration with the Stanford Medical School, showing that when using Swarm, small teams of radiologists could reduce their diagnostic errors by 33%.

Swarm Intelligence, the science behind Swarm technology, is the reason why birds flock, bees swarm, and fish school – they are smarter together than alone. By forming closed-loop systems, these organisms produce insights, together in groups, that greatly exceed the abilities of any individual member. While humans have not evolved this ability naturally, Swarm® technology enables this artificially, allowing groups to amplify their intelligence by forming real-time swarms.

Unanimous AI was thrilled to win Best AI Technology and Best in Show at the SXSW Innovation Awards last year,” said Dr. Louis Rosenberg, CEO of Unanimous AI, “and now we’re very excited to be nominated again. The results we’re seeing from Swarm in the medical space show we are delivering on our promise to use this powerful new technology to create real-world results of consequence. We see the potential of the Swarm platform to make teams smarter across industries from medical diagnosis and financial forecasting, to improved decision making for engineering, marketing, and business teams.”

About Unanimous AI
Unanimous AI pioneers innovative technologies to amplify the intelligence of business teams, combining the power of AI with the depth of human knowledge, wisdom and insight. Its Swarm AI technology is currently being used by Fortune 500 companies around the world for a wide range of applications, from forecasting sales to optimizing marketing campaigns.  In 2018, Swarm AI was recognized as SXSW’s “Artificial Intelligence Innovation of the Year.” For more about Unanimous AI, see the TED talk, “Hope for Humans in an AI World” or visit http://unanimous.ai

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