This week’s podcast episode: AI to assist ALS patients

When Sarah and I first started “The AI Artifacts Podcast,” we wanted explore areas where AI has the potential to transcend novelty and provide real-world utility in worthwhile places. This week, our third episode of the show features a great example of this in an interview with the founder/CEO and CBO of a startup called Parrots, which wants to improve the quality of communication between ALS and Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers.

It’s a noble cause for a startup that is currently raising a seed round. I met Erin Janklow earlier this year when she pitched their vision at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. Founder and CEO David Hojah joined her for this interview, where we explored the challenges, milestones, and capacity for AI to significantly improve livelihoods in scenarios that all too many families will recognize.

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