We speak to the co-founder of an AI startup aimed at ridding the world of diabetes

When IBM’s Watson made its debut winning Jeopardy back in 2011, runner-up Brad Rutter attested to the machine’s capacity saying, “I for one welcome our robot overlords.” Though the loser paints a grim picture of what artificial intelligence might ultimately end up looking like in a distant and unimaginable future, Watson has proven a friend to humanity in the years following his triumph.

In the past couple of years, artificial intelligence has shifted from the futurist’s favorite buzzword to an evident business trend. Leveraging the power of computation to make sense of big data empowers hundreds of startups by capacitating deep levels of user customization and interaction for moral good. Take Suggestic for example, a corporate newcomer using AI to help pre-diabetics and those with Type 2 diabetes steer clear of the disease.

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