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In The Next 10 Years, Data Science Will Do More For Medicine Than All Biological Sciences Combined

by Dashboard Insight, Dashboard InsightThursday, September 19, 2013

At TechCrunch Disrupt SF, TechCrunch and CrunchFund founder Michael Arrington and Khosla Ventures founder Vinod Khosla took the stage to discuss the areas Khosla is currently most interested in. Besides food tech, the one area that seems to get him the most excited is clearly medicine. In his believe, “in the next 10 years, data science and software will do more for medicine than all of the biological sciences together.”

Now that’s a pretty controversial statement, but Khosla believes that mobile tech and cheap hardware could seriously change the health-care business within just a few years. To do this, though, he argues, entrepreneurs can’t just drop out of Stanford after the first year. It takes a few Ph.D.’s with degrees in robotics, machine vision, machine learning and similar topics to make this a reality.”

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Source: Tech Crunch

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