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Hi, I'm Christoph Haarburger. Welcome to my personal website.

I'm the CTO and co-founder of CheckupPoint. We are aiming to prevent vision loss by integrating telemedical eye screening examinations in a network of doctors and AI.

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Beyond the eye - decoding the ocular fundus

This article reviews the challenge to extract information on our physical health from fundus images. The fundus is the inner surface of our eye and can be examined by taking a funduscopy (i.e. camera image). Funduscopy is a quick, cheap and non-invasive examination to determine our ocular health and

Beyond the eye - decoding the ocular fundus
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Radiology AI startups in 2021 are like Tesla 10 years ago

After the crazy hype over the last few years, we can increasingly read about a potential "AI winter" ahead. I believe that many people in our field currently dismiss AI products as something that complicates their life while providing marginal benefits. Most radiologists I know are curious to try AI

Radiology AI startups in 2021 are like Tesla 10 years ago
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The bitter pie charts of radiology AI efficacy

This is a comment on the paper "Artificial intelligence in radiology: 100 commercially available products and their scientific evidence". I can highly recommend to read it.

The bitter pie charts of radiology AI efficacy
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AI does not increase productivity in radiology - yet

It is a well-known paradox that technology adoption, not only related to AI, is leading to a J-curve shaped change in productivity. Easy example: Before the introduction of typewriters, reading written text was painful. It was hard to read other people's handwriting and after some time, the ink bleached and

AI does not increase productivity in radiology - yet
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Why is radiology AI adoption so slow?

For several years, the radiology community is surrounded by a hype on artificial intelligence (AI). Also, the number of publications in that subject area is steadily increasing. Even Turing Award winner and co-inventor of the backpropagation algorithm Geoffrey Hinton said in 2016 that no more radiologists should be trained because

Why is radiology AI adoption so slow?