Connecting humans and artificial intelligence
The start-up company Cerebriu is working on developing artificial intelligence for use in, for example, brain scans in the healthcare system. The technology helps radiologists quickly sort large amounts of data, recognize patterns and suggest further courses of treatment. For the good of future patients.
− There's way too much data and too few radiologists who have time to read it. Our software can be a great help in giving them a better, more efficient workflow, says Project Manager Maria Bach Nielsen.
As project manager, Maria Bach Nielsen works closely with hospital radiologists, radiographers and other clinicians, as well as engineers, coders and business people.
Before becoming a project manager, she was employed as an all-round consultant, and she is still associated with a wide variety of processes in Cerebriu. As a techno-anthropologist, she helps developers conduct product testing, and she is responsible for the company's qualitative analysis.
− It's a special working environment to be in. I work with people from many different backgrounds, from humanists as techno-anthropologists to hardcore engineers, developers working with code and machine learning, business developers and people from the medical world. It's like a pressure cooker of inspiration, she says.
Matthew Liptrot, Head of Clinical Operations at Cerebriu, is very pleased with his techno-anthropologist project manager:
For Maria Bach Nielsen, this is a dream job. The project manager position in the dynamic, start-up company is a natural extension of what she was working towards in her studies.
− Perhaps because it is very much in line with Aalborg University's entire approach with problem-based learning. We are geared to the startup life and the innovation environment, so when we end up in such a place, we feel at home, she says.