Artificial intelligence, including our expert area machine learning, can make a real difference to patients, brands, businesses and people across the world. OKRA’s story starts in 2007, when our CEO Dr Loubna Bouarfa researched how artificial intelligence could be used to predict surgical error in real time. She applied her research directly to the operating table – alerting surgeons to potential errors in order to prevent them. OKRA Technologies was born out of a vision to apply this accuracy of prediction on a wider scale. Although our algorithm lives in the digital world, its impact is on the real world.
And the name? OKRA means “ladies’ fingers”, which is no coincidence since our female CEO coded much of our tech with her own hands.