BALANCED CTO Corey Clark, PhD was featured in the “26 Innovators Who Are the Future Today” article in Dallas Innovates Magazine’s 2019 edition.
Here is an excerpt:
26 Innovators Who Are the Future Today
by Allison Hatfield, Alex Edwards, and David Kirkpatrick
BALANCED Media | Technology
With the mission of bringing purpose to play, Corey Clark is using video games to advance medicine. His company, Balanced, combines human intelligence and machine learning that allows people and computers to work together to solve problems.
The company’s first product, a gaming platform called HEWMEN, combines the processing power of gaming computers with the intuition of gamers themselves to allow humans and machines to work together to solve problems in new and innovative ways.
It has already been used to analyze medical imagery to locate disease and process data to help fight cancer, but what really excites Clark is what lies ahead. “We can already see how much impact HEWMEN has on the ability to advance research, but where I believe we will have the most impact is when communities playing HEWMEN-powered video games are an active part of the patient treatment process,” he says. “Whether that is happening as part of our pilot study looking at how our games improve outcomes of children receiving chemotherapy or parsing genomic data to help doctors find the best treatments for patients, empowering communities of gamers and influencers can have real impact on people’s lives.”