President Joe Biden will soon have a team to advise him on artificial intelligence issues with the announcement of the National AI Advisory Committee on Sept. 8 by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. At least nine members will sit on the committee — Raimondo will select the chair and vice chair with the National Institute of […]

Unity Point Health-Des Moines is partnering with Qventus, a clincal operations system using machine learning, artificial intelligence and behavioral science, to optimize and streamline patient flow and discharge processes. The Qventus Inpatient Solution processes data in real time, the first health care operations system to do so. AI will predict the time and location of […]

This fall, Iowa State University will begin offering a two-year Master of Science degree program in artificial intelligence, through the computer science department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. ISU expects to welcome five students in the program this fall, and eventually have class sizes of 60-70 in the next few years, said […]

MercyOne announced last week it has signed an agreement with Hospital IQ, a Boston-based provider of predictive hospital operations software, to expand its use of artificial intelligence to improve coordination of patient access to care as Iowa’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and patient transfers surge.   The new system provides an unprecedented level of emergency coordination between all […]

University of Iowa Health Care is contracting with Caresyntax, a medical analytics and AI company developing procedural-based specialty technology in disciplines such as surgery, interventional radiology and obstetrics. The agreement between Caresyntax and UI Health Care will use real-time data to improve patient safety and efficiency of surgeries performed at the university medical center, Caresyntax […]

In Coralville, the artificial intelligence company VIDA Diagnostics is adapting. Beyond sending the staff of about 30 home for remote work, VIDA Diagnostics also sent home a few heavy-duty computers so staff could continue processing data streaming from 35 countries.  “We call it business as unusual and just accept it,” said CEO Susan Wood.  In […]

The dashboard of Roboflow Organize. Image provided by roboflow.ai WHO: Roboflow ESTABLISHED: August 2019 by second-time founders Brad Dwyer (previously Hatchlings) and Joseph Nelson (previously Represently) WHAT IT DOES: “Roboflow is a tool that developers use to build computer vision applications faster,” Nelson said. The problem that Brad Dwyer and Joseph Nelson started with didn’t […]

IDx Technologies founder and CEO Michael Abramoff is succeeding Gary Seamans as executive chairman as the Coralville-based medical company announced new leadership appointments across its executive leadership team. Other appointments include John Bertrand succeeding Abramoff as CEO; Seth Rainford being appointed president and COO; and Danika Simonson being hired in the newly created chief of staff position. […]

Each year the Business Record gets the pulse on key issues affecting the region’s business community from our audience. Back in October we reached out, and Des Moines leaders delivered. Catch a glimpse of what people thought about artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles in Des Moines and cybersecurity below, and look for the Business Record’s annual […]