UNIT Art Lab: A look at technology through art

Since primitive times, art and its many expressions have been tools to examine, analyze and record what happens around us. In a similar way, science has contributed tremendously to the understanding of different phenomena throughout history. However, each of these disciplines seemed to always work as opposites. Well, until now. This is when Art Lab comes in.

The subjective dimension of art and the rigorous nature of science are the two natures that come together in UNIT Art Lab. The project is promoted by UNIT, a company dedicated to the development of artificial intelligence solutions and aims to generate new views on technology and the fate of life on Earth.

Along these lines, digital platforms offer us the possibility of creating imaginary spaces or environments that traditional art has barely managed to explore. This is why they are the protagonists of this project.

To achieve this, data analysis tools are used in a crossover with media arts techniques. The result is different visualizations and figures that the visual artist Sergio Mora-Díaz created from the data of more than 600 patients, who were monitored for two years to evaluate the evolution of their blood based on the INR indicator of blood coagulation. This, from the VOYAGER project promoted by UNIT.

“My artistic work is closely linked to space and, mainly, to the generation of experiences. Being able to discover new technologies to propose new types of sensory experiences is a great opportunity of which I am very happy to be a part of”, explains Mora-Díaz.

"Much of my work is based on the use of algorithms, that is, mathematical data, to be able to create geometric figures or interactive environments. For example, through sensors capable of capturing information from the environment and translating it into light, sound or image”, the artist points out.

“Universal intelligence includes art as its most influential means of expression, since it connects and articulates, in different ways, creative thinking, vision and intimate sensations of the world around us. In this way, Art Lab allows a further arrival in the transcendent thinking of our community, complementing our rational base of analytical tools and software”, assures Juan Larenas, CEO of UNIT.

Open call

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Global Initiative: UNIT among the selected projects for Startup Creasphere

UNIT, a company dedicated to the creation of universal intelligence products, is among the eleven projects selected for Batch 5 of Startup Creasphere. The initiative, under the premise "Transforming Healthcare Together", provides the opportunity to develop a pilot project focused on innovation for the health industry.

Currently one of the largest innovation platforms for digital health solutions, Startup Creasphere was founded two years ago in Munich by Roche and Plug and Play, both responsible for the initial growth of companies such as Google, Paypal and Dropbox. In 2019, SANOFI and Lonza joined as partners to continue expanding the scope of the call internationally.

Batch 5, of which UNIT is a part as the sole representative of Latin America, is the most recent selection of projects that will begin this process of development and acceleration under the mentorship of the founding partners Roche and Plug and Play.

One of UNIT's greatest goals is to continue to challenge the limits of artificial intelligence applications in the industry. In line with this objective, they currently use tools such as data science, machine learning, mathematical modeling, deep learning and language recognition to develop products focused on solving the needs of people in a wide range of fields.

“For UNIT, it is essential to participate in this program to carry out scientifically and technologically validated pilot tests. These will allow us to verify the results obtained for the benefit of each patient, as well as to strengthen our business model by being associated with world-class partners ”, explains Jordaj Zuleta, Chief Design Officer for UNIT.

"We seek to establish a solid presence in low and middle-income countries, where the public health systems have similar challenges to those that we experience in Chile in terms of patient adherence and the quality of treatment itself," the executive pointed out.

VOYAGER

Did you know that multifactorial diseases are currently one of the main causes of death in Chile and the world? High blood pressure, Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, rhinitis, asthma and diabetes mellitus are just some of the pathologies derived from this condition.

These health issues are produced by the combination of multiple environmental factors and mutations in several genes, generally from different chromosomes. One of their main complexity factors is that they do not follow common genetic inheritance patterns, making their diagnosis and treatment even more difficult. Even when it is possible to detect them, they are usually treated through rigid protocols, which do not always have positive results in different patients.

VOYAGER, developed by UNIT, is a product focused on improving the management of these diseases, seeking to reduce the most serious cases and save every human life possible. Its name is inspired by the space probes that have gone further in the Universe. Through artificial intelligence, the system is capable of processing data collected through voice interfaces to fully understand the state of each person's disease and carry out predictive and automated monitoring of their treatment.

This translates into more efficient diagnoses and identification of higher risk cases, directly impacting the fatality rate of these diseases. In concrete terms, its goal is to reduce serious hospitalizations by 50% for those with diabetes, cerebrovascular diseases, hypertension and even obesity. Currently, VOYAGER has applications in the pharmaceutical and clinical world, both public and private.

 

 

AvatarCarla Espinoza Gutiérrez

Journalist and Community Manager. I am passionate about delivering the right message for different kinds of audiences, always evolving and refreshing the tools, shape and tone of delivery.