Figure 1, a social platform for doctors, will use its latest round of funding to develop an artificial intelligence feature for case comparisons

Social media took the world by storm during the early part of this millennium. It started with Six Degrees, MySpace and Flickr and evolved to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There are social networks for just about every interest and profession.

Social media platforms often get a bad rap for being colossal time wasters, but there’s also plenty of value for promoting businesses, spreading good causes, keeping in contact with loved ones and more.

A few years ago, a social media network for doctors was developed to help them diagnose patients. Figure 1 has gained more than one million health professional users in the four years it's been available, and the company has just finished another round of funding that brings their earnings to more than $23 million.

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