The road to greatness for McGill startup

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McGill Dobson Cup participants Aifred Health won first place and a $35,000 Milestone Award in the latest stage of the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE. By doing so, they also became one of 30 teams to qualify for the next phase of the four-year, $5-million competition whose final winner will be announced in 2020.

The Aifred team is working on an app that, in its first phase, will help both clinicians and patients track and optimize depression treatment and results. A second phase, with AI personalization, will address which treatment should be used for a given individual patient.

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