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Kordel K. France

Founder & CEO of Seekar Technologies

Kordel is the founder and CEO of Seekar Technologies, a technology startup that builds artificial intelligence products for a variety of industries.

Seekar, while still a startup, has put 3 different medical AI products through 4 board-reviewed clinical trials. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Seekar contributed two products free of charge to physicians to help ease demand on medical staffing and screen for the virus faster. They are currently building the first clinical AI tool used to advise neuropsychologists in diagnosing mental disorders

Kordel continues to remain at the forefront of AI development, and would be happy to discuss its potential impact on a wide variety of industries into the future!

 

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Kordel K. France

Founder & CTO at Theta Diagnostics

Kordel is the founder and lead engineer of pioneering machine sensing startup Theta Diagnostics. For the better part of the last decade, he has been working with his incredible team to build a new type of nanotechnology sensor and multi-modal AI platform that enables machines’ sense of smell. His driving mission is to give machines the sense of hyper-sensitive smell through machine olfaction and accelerate a new paradigm in robotics and AI.

Fundamentally, Kordel is a technologist, inventor, and multi-disciplined engineer whose reward function is maximized by teaching machines to solve complex problems through AI. While most of his recent work is contained in the bootstrapping of Theta and its acquirees, he has also had the privilege of working with and learning from incredible engineers at some of the world’s best companies in solving challenging technology problems. Although his focus has been on the engineering of sensor systems and multi-modal AI, he has deep manufacturing and hardware development experience that enables him as a comprehensive product developer and technical leader. His experience spans computer vision, autopilot development, aircraft design & simulation, natural language processing, swarm intelligence, and optics.

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Kordel K. France

Founder & CTO at Theta Diagnostics

Kordel is the founder and lead engineer of pioneering machine sensing startup Theta Diagnostics. For the better part of the last decade, he has been working with his incredible team to build a new type of nanotechnology sensor and multi-modal AI platform that enables machines’ sense of smell. His driving mission is to give machines the sense of hyper-sensitive smell through machine olfaction and accelerate a new paradigm in robotics and AI.

Fundamentally, Kordel is a technologist, inventor, and multi-disciplined engineer whose reward function is maximized by teaching machines to solve complex problems through AI. While most of his recent work is contained in the bootstrapping of Theta and its acquirees, he has also had the privilege of working with and learning from incredible engineers at some of the world’s best companies in solving challenging technology problems. Although his focus has been on the engineering of sensor systems and multi-modal AI, he has deep manufacturing and hardware development experience that enables him as a comprehensive product developer and technical leader. His experience spans computer vision, autopilot development, aircraft design & simulation, natural language processing, swarm intelligence, and optics.

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“A Utah company is using artificial intelligence to create a coronavirus test that could be done through your smartphone, and the test could be available as soon as next week.

The test would compare your lung X-rays to tens of thousands of others to determine if you have the markers of coronavirus.

The creators say it’s faster, safer, and less expensive than current tests.”

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“‘Dr. Prasad’s incredible technology provides many capabilities,’ France said. ‘Our team compressed that technology, rebuilt a motherboard, built a mechanical enclosure around it — all to make it portable and user-friendly. We included sensors for temperature and humidity as well as communication sensors that allow the device not only to transmit its results, but also to update itself like a smartphone does.'”

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“How is a handheld breath analyser, combined with Al, delivering on mass screening for infectious diseases? Neil Tyler talks to Kade France, CTO of SOTECH Health, and Bill Welch, the former CTO of Phillips-Medisize.

With COVID now entering its third year, having a rapid, low-cost, portable technology to conduct mass screening is seen as a priority by healthcare professionals, not only for COVID but for other infectious diseases too.”

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  • SOTECH Health utilizes unique sensing technology developed at the University of Texas at Dallas to create a device that screens for COVID-19 in less than 30 seconds
  • The Phillips-Medisize collaboration led to optimized product design and development
  • More than 31,000 clinical study tests completed to date, SOTECH Health prepares to move forward with regulatory approvals in U.S., U.K., Europe and Canada, followed by eventual ramp up of high volume production

 

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“Medtech contract manufacturing giant Phillips-Medisize used its human-factors product design expertise to help startup Sotech Health create what the companies claim is a breath sensor system that can detect COVID-19 in less than 30 seconds.

Dallas-based Sotech Health has submitted the device to the FDA for an emergency use authorization. It’s also seeking regulatory nods in Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union.”

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Timeline

Mar 2024 - Present

Toyota North America

Artificial Intelligence Architect

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Mar 2024 - Present

2021 - Present

Theta Diagnostics

Chief Technology Officer, Founder

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2021 - Present

Jun 2023 - Mar 2024

Lockheed Martin

Senior Staff Software Engineer, Technical Lead

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Jun 2023 - Mar 2024

Jan 2022 - Jun 2023

Toyota Connected North America

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

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Jan 2022 - Jun 2023

Jan 2020 - May 2023

The University of Texas at Dallas

Visiting Scientist

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Jan 2020 - May 2023

Jan 2018 - Oct 2021

Seekar Technologies

Chief Technology Officer, Senior Software Engineer, Founder

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Jan 2018 - Oct 2021

Nov 2017 - Apr 2020

Raytheon

Airframe Engineer

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Nov 2017 - Apr 2020

Feb 2015 - Nov 2017

GMRE

Software / Mechanical Engineer

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Feb 2015 - Nov 2017

Aug 2012 - Feb 2015

Extrapolate Technologies

Software Engineer

Aug 2012 - Feb 2015

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Can we achieve true artificial general intelligence without replicating all 5 human senses?
Will AI take everyone's job and replace humans?
What does it take to make AI less of a black box so that humans can trust it?
Who wins the AI race?
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