The Virtual Biopsy Revolution with Dr. Tanishq Mathew Abraham (Part 2 of 2)

Exploring Tanishq Abraham's AI-enabled virtual biopsy technology and its potential in live tumor surgeries with deep learning advancements.


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Part 2 of Nathan's conversation with Tanishq Mathew Abraham focuses on Tanishq's work with virtual biopsy technology enabled by deep learning. This unique technology has the potential to address a number of important biomedical challenges; in particular, qOBM could help during live tumor and cancer removal surgeries.

Tanishq, a 19-year-old UC Davis grad and one of the youngest people in the world to receive a Ph.D, with a degree in biomedical engineering, is the founder of the Medical AI Research Center (MedARC).

Bonus: Check out Tanishq's Tedx Talk from age 10.

If you haven’t listened to Part 1, check it out! That episode goes deep on Tanishq’s first published paper: Reconstructions of the Mind’s Eye, which encompasses breakthrough research on reconstructing visual perceptions from fMRI scans into images.

(00:00) Episode preview
(03:26) Introducing Tanishq’s second paper presenting an AI-enabled biopsy
(06:39) Diagnostic applications of this unique slide-free and label-free technology (qOBM)
(13:06) Leveraging deep learning, specifically generative adversarial networks (GANs)
(14:55) Sponsor: Omneky
(15:42) Framework for model
(16:22) Challenges of medical data sets
(20:11) Challenges of unpaired image to image translation, addressed with a CycleGAN architecture
(22:19) What didn’t work
(25:44) Breaking down GAN frameworks
(34:30) Simplifying data to better with the CycleGAN
(36:02) Factors for errors and confusing the model
(39:00) Compute and training requirements
(41:35) How this technology can scale in the near term and improve patient care
(45:53) Tanishq’s relationships with EleutherAI and Stability AI
(47:08) The future-looking focus of MedArc and unexplored opportunities
(49:00) Developments in Medical AI field and interesting applications
(55:11) Early education and AI
(58:00) Would Tanishq get a neuralink?
(1:00:00) Tanishq’s hopes and fears for AI

Paper: Label- and slide-free tissue histology using 3D epi-mode quantitative phase imaging and virtual H&E staining
Authors: Tanishq Mathew Abraham, Paloma Casteleiro Costa, Caroline Filan, Zhe Guang, Zhaobin Zhang, Stewart Neill, Jeffrey J. Olson, Richard Levenson, Francisco E. Robles

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