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AI Copyright Lawsuits | Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare w/ Sheena Franklin, K’ept Health

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In this episode of Make Sense, I sit down with Sheena Franklin, an entrepreneur and speaker at the intersection of healthcare policy and tech. She is also founder of K’ept Health, a Techstars company that provides a diagnostic clinical support system with a focus on dermatology. We talk about how the healthcare industry is doing, where AI might be able to help the healthcare industry, and the legal issues surrounding AI sites like ChatGPT and Dall-E.In this episode of Make Sense, I sit down with Celi Arias. Celi coaches founders to grow their businesses into solid a foundation of strong operations, clear strategy, and mindset. We talk about Instagram’s Threads app, 2023 tech predictions, and early entrepreneurial failures.

Show Notes

00:00 – The AI problems are real

00:14 – Meet Sheena and Lindsay

02:23 – Turning to technology to solve our healthcare worker shortage

07:15 – Health monitoring will continue to collect data from afar

09:41 – Femtech focusing on menopause

12:11 – Cosmetic procedures without the cost, pain, and downtime

17:50 – What Sheena learned at Digital Health Startup Day hosted by The Consumer Technology Association

20:20 – Will AI replace physicians?

29:29 – ChatGPT’s use in healthcare

31:50 – Let’s focus on interoperability, health equity, access, privacy/data sharing, decentralized clinical trials, and real-world evidence

41:15 – How this all is affecting K’ept Health

47:01 – The comedian Sarah Silverman has joined  2 other authors in a class action lawsuit against OpenAI, the company behind popular AI tools like ChatGPT and Dall-E


Make Sense is a weekly series dedicated to talking about startup stories from the past, hysterical or mind-numbing blunders, how to do better. We also discuss how tech impacts us and how we can raise the bar when it comes to the ethics, morals, and standards in the tech industry.

Sheena D. Franklin is the CEO and founder of K’ept Health. For more than 20 years, she has been a healthcare and consumer advocate and a technology enthusiast, usually all at once. In 2020, Sheena and her team launched K’ept Health, to address the systemic gaps in healthcare for women with a particular focus on Black and Brown women.

With K’ept Health’s integrative and inclusive A.I., K’ept Health allows women to manage their overall health and wellness through triage care messaging and virtual care from medical and skin health professionals who are skilled in skin of color and women’s health. The advent of tele-dermatology and virtual first care championed by K’ept Health means that people with chronic skin diseases or whose internal health issues are overlooked will get the expert care they need much sooner for better, long-term health outcomes.

Prior to starting K’ept Health, Sheena served as a government relations strategist in the areas of healthcare policy and political advocacy working for Fortune 500 companies such as Walgreens (Walgreens Boots Alliance), Grant Thornton, LLP, and Perkins Coie, LLP.

Sheena has been recognized for the foresight and innovation that has helped her to create initiatives to enact meaningful public policies and reimagine the way we use technology in healthcare. She has been recognized as an Alumni Trailblazer in Advocacy by The George Washington University, as a Founder to Watch by the Washington Business Journal, and by Columbia University’s HITTLAB as The Women’s HealthTech Company of the Year.

She has also been a featured speaker on impact entrepreneurship, business and public policy, and the future of healthcare for such organizations as Reckitt Health, Howard University School of Business, New Voices + Essence Magazine Entrepreneur Summit, IBM’s Voice of the Entrepreneur Program, Unilever’s Prestige Marco Spaces Event, Startup Health’s Healthcare Transformer Showcase, Consumer Technology Association, The Virtual First Care Summit by Takeda Pharmacituals, and Techstars.

Sheena also has continued her advocacy work by participating in various congressional initiatives including the U.S. House Committee on Small Business – Tech Founders Roundtable and the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations – Women and Minority Health Innovation Gaps & Opportunities Congressional Briefing.

Sheena has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from Clark-Atlanta University, a Master’s Degree from The Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University, and a Certificate in Health Data Science from the Columbia Business School, Digital Health Program. Sheena lives in Alexandria, VA.

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