The Wheel for July 16, 2020
Listen to Dr. Daniel Reichman – Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Daniel Reichman – Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Daniel Reichman is an engineer with primary expertise in translating intuition into carefully designed Artificial Intelligence algorithms so a computer can automate that task. His passion is to develop algorithms that improve quality of life by automating routine tasks. Currently, Dr. Reichman is the CEO and Chief Scientist of Ai-RGUS, an AI startup he founded. Ai-RGUS is commercializing AI software that Dr. Reichman’s lab at Duke developed for the university, at their request, that automatically verifies that security cameras always produce the security video they were intended to capture thereby ensuring that video evidence will be available after an incident.
Dr. Reichman obtained his doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University in 2017. The program was fully funded by the US Army Research Office. The goal of his doctoral work was to develop new algorithmic capability for automated buried threat detection such as landmines and unexploded ordnances to replace the previous generation of algorithms onboard US military equipment. He has 24 publications and has co-advised students at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level. Before Duke, he graduated from the Cooper Union in New York City, with his Masters and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. Dr. Reichman skipped the 3rd grade and therefore was accepted at age 16 during the 2008 financial crisis – their most selective year (6% acceptance rate). He was fully funded for both degrees and completed both degrees in 4 years. Over the years, Dr. Reichman has successfully completed consulting projects including the development of software to assist reading 10,000s of pages that needed to be summarized for a book. He also passed the first two actuarial exams and consequently, developed software to automate aspects of financial projection of New York Life Insurance Company’s portfolio of liabilities.
Daniel is a past board member of the Durham Eruv, a community-wide charity project that required raising several 10Ks for a construction project and managed that construction project with a successful completion in April 2019.
Message From The President
Scribe – July 9, 2020
Las Vegas Rotary Club Meeting: July 9, 2020
- President Richard Jost called the meeting to order.
- President Elect Mike Ballard gave the invocation.
- Rose Falocco was Sergeant at Arms.
- President Richard Jost played “When the Good Times Come Again” and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
- President Richard Jost announcements/reminders:
- July Birthday Table was celebrated.
- Please continue to RSVP to Shawn for the meetings at Lawrys as early and as far out as possible. Adding Zoom attendance as an option is under review. Facebook Live is still an option as well.
- Alpine Picnic will be held September 12th, 2020. RI has approved our Global Grant to help provide personal protective medical equipment in India.
- The District 5300 Assembly recorded their sessions which can be viewed on their website at district5300.org.
Rotary Face Masks are available through Shawn as a club fundraiser.
- The weekly drawing began at $5,622 plus this week’s donations. Barbara Billitzer missed the Joker. Peter Samuolis won the Lawry Bucks.
- Rosalee Hedricks announced our newest member Alberto Angulo.
- Chase Carter introduced our speaker Dr. David Glenn Weismiller, who is Professor of Family Medicine at the new medical school of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Weismiller gave us very interesting data on Covid-19. Including that all three types of Corona viruses that have developed in the past century have all been transmitted from animals to humans. He urged us to use reliable sources of information to stay up to date on what science has learned about this virus, such as John Hopkins. Social distancing slows transmission which occurs from airborne droplets. Testing captures a moment in time to see if you currently have a Covid-19 infection. For herd immunity we would need 90% or greater of the population to have been infected, we are currently at approximately 7-8%. There is a drug Remdesivir in trials that reduces hospitalization time on ventilation from 15-11 days which improves survivability. Prevention steps include using barriers, social distancing and good hand washing. For UNLV curbside testing info visit unlvmedicine.org or call (702) 583-4408.
- President Richard Jost adjourned the meeting.