Eric Olson, CEO and co-founder of Consensus, discusses how to use LLMs to help researchers get better answers faster from evidence-based journals

10.30.2022 - By AI and the Future of Work

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Eric Olson, CEO and co-founder of Consensus, is a collegiate athlete turned data scientist turned entrepreneur who needed faster access to reliable data while working at DraftKings. Consensus is a search engine that uses a large language model to find answers in peer-reviewed research articles. Eric's living proof that the best entrepreneurs start by solving a problem they've encountered. Hear how Eric's scratching his own itch.

Listen and learn...Why Google isn't the answer for scientists seeking evidence-based answers onlineWhy a business model that relies on ads can't solve the "unbiased answer" problem for researchersHow Consensus addresses the problem of conflicting information online from credible resourcesHow to use labels to improve search retrieval accuracy... without introducing bias into resultsHow to use extractive large language models (LLMs), to extract relevant portions of documents and match them to NLP questions Why generative AI like GPT-3 can't answer "what's the consensus opinion out there" when multiple potential answers existWho is responsible if Consensus delivers answers that lead to harmful outcomesWhat Eric learned as a division I NCAA athlete (Go Wildcats!) that has helped him as a high-tech entrepreneur
References in this episode:Elon Musk launches the Optimus bi-pedal robot at AI dayDan Grunfeld, Stanford athlete and Lightspeed partner, on AI and the Future of WorkConsensus

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