July 9, 2024

OpenAI And Thrive’s New Health Startup Taps Ex-Googler DeCarlos Love As CEO

DeCarlos Love

DeCarlos Love has been named CEO of Thrive AI Health, a new AI health startup funded by OpenAI Startup Fund and Thrive Global.

Writing for TIME, Sam Altman, the founder of OpenAI, and Arianna Huffington, the founder of Huffington Post and Thrive Global, explained that Thrive AI Health will offer a hyper-personalized AI health coach.

Thrive AI Health

Thrive AI Health aims to build AI-powered assistant tech to democratize access to expert-level health coaching to improve health outcomes.

The startup will use generative AI to hyper-personalize and scale behavior change across the five key and interconnected daily behaviors that govern health: sleep, food, fitness, stress management, and connection.

According to a press release, the new company will leverage resources from OpenAI and Thrive Global, including Thrive Global’s leading behavior change methodology, microsteps, and content library.

“Thrive AI Health Coach is the product to solve the limitations of current AI and LLM-based solutions by providing personalized, proactive, and data-driven coaching across the five daily behaviors,” said Thrive AI Health CEO DeCarlos Love.

“This is how it will improvise health outcomes, reduce healthcare costs and significantly impact chronic diseases worldwide.”

Who is DeCarlos Love?

Love is a product leader with broad experience developing vision, strategy, and team management who has left his role at Google as Product Management Leader to join OpenAI.

At Google, Love led sensors, AL & ML algorithms, and health and fitness experiences are available across all devices and platforms, including Fitbit by Google Fitness, Pixel Watch, and Wear OS.

Before Google, Love held product roles at Apple and Athos.

“Leaving Google was not an easy decision, as I had the privilege to work alongside some of the most talented and dedicated individuals in the industry,” Love wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

“My time at Google was invaluable, and I am immensely grateful to my colleagues and mentors for their support and collaboration over the years.”

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Sara Keenan

Tech Reporter at POCIT. Following her master's degree in journalism, Sara cultivated a deep passion for writing and driving positive change for Black and Brown individuals across all areas of life. This passion expanded to include the experiences of Black and Brown people in tech thanks to her internship experience as an editorial assistant at a tech startup.