The birth of an idea | Channels - McGill University

The birth of an idea | Channels - McGill University

Growing up in Nigeria, Charles Onu was torn between deciding whether to pursue studies in mathematics or medicine, his two passions. “I wanted to be a doctor, to help people,” explains Onu, “but I also loved mathematics and was very good at it. Math came naturally to me. So I had to make a choice.” He decided to pursue a BEng degree in Electrical Computer Engineering at the Federal University of Technology in Owerri, but his desire to care for others remained strong. In 2008, Onu began volunteering for Enactus, a global non-profit organization, first as a member then as president. That’s how he first learned about perinatal asphyxia, a medical condition that deprives the brain of oxygen in newborn babies, resulting in serious complications and possible death. “This is a very big problem for resource-limited communities in developing countries like Nigeria where sophisticated detection tools are not available,” explains Onu. Innocent Udeogu It occurred to him that he could combine his p

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Date: 2021/01/13 15:51

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@onucharlesc McGill University @mcgillu just published a story about @ubenwa_ai - our beginnings and the work we are doing to save newborn lives at birth using AI. I hope you enjoy the read. t.co/ZrZC8bZcAl t.co/nRmE6qhebF
@Mila_Quebec Using #AI to detect respiratory distress in #newborns with @ubenwa_ai, a mobile app founded by Mila and @McGillu PhD student Charles Onu (@onucharlesc): t.co/p2F9frz0IA

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