In this episode, we sit down with Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D., adjunct professor at Stanford and CTO and Executive Vice President of Engineering at Starkey, one of the biggest hearing aid manufacturers in the world.

We explore his insights on perceptual computing and how tech is changing people’s lives, and Achin explains how AI and healthable tech are revolutionizing healthcare.

Key talking points include:

  • What perceptual computing is and its applications in the world.
  • How technology can help people hear and live better through healthable tech.
  • The challenges and innovations in AI help make small devices smarter.
  • How is data acquired and what’s its lifecycle for the AI model in hearing aids.
  • Where is AI heading and what are its challenges.

A little bit about the guest

Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D., was at Intel for many years leading the Perceptual Computing Group at Intel, where he oversaw the R&D, operations, and businesses in the areas of 3D sensing and interactive computing, computer vision and AI, autonomous robots, and much more.

He’s now the chief technology officer and executive vice president of engineering at Starkey, leading the drive to transform hearing aids into communication devices and multifunction wearable health with both advanced sensors and AI. He’s also an adjunct professor at Stanford School of Medicine, advising research and lectures.

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