Closer Look: Using Artificial Intelligence To Fight Breast Cancer; Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Performs Free Facial Reconstruction For Children In Peru

Michelle Yi, an Atlanta-based data scientist, and Dr. Ben Stong, owner of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, share what motivates them to give back to their communities.
Michelle Yi, an Atlanta-based data scientist, and Dr. Ben Stong, owner of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, share what motivates them to give back to their communities.
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Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on the second day of the Rx Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, and a roundup of some familiar names who will give the undergraduate commencement addresses this graduation season at area universities and colleges.
  • 3:32: It’s clear that the use of artificial intelligence in everyday life is on the rise. In fact, global spending on AI technologies is expected to reach over $52 billion by the year 2021, according to a 2018 report from the International Data Corporation. Companies are turning to AI to solve small and large scale problems including right here in Atlanta where a local data scientist is using machine learning to fight breast cancer. We learn more from Michelle Yi, a data scientist and Solution Principal at Slalom.
  • 33:01: Globally, newborns can face a number of complex anomalies at birth. That includes cleft lip, or palate, which occurs in approximately one out of every 500 to 700 births around the world, according to the World Health Organization. The non-profit Healing The Children aims to help children in need with medical emergencies. We hear the story of Dr. Ben Stong, owner of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery here in Atlanta, who just returned from a trip to Peru, where he performed facial reconstructive surgeries for children.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker.