Google’s artificial intelligence can diagnose cancer faster than human doctors

by Larry Emmott on March 14, 2017

in Diagnostics,Future Tech

FromĀ Mirror Online:

Making the decision on whether or not a patient has cancer usually involves trained professionals meticulously scanning tissue samples over weeks and months.But an artificial intelligence (AI) program owned by Alphabet, Google’s parent company, may be able to do it much, much faster.

Source: Google’s artificial intelligence can diagnose cancer faster than human doctors – Mirror Online

Another step to the Tricorder.

We readily acknowledge that hi res cameras and computers can see things on satellite images that are not readily seen by the human eye. It is not much of a leap from basic photography to diagnostic images. In fact looking for hidden patterns or repetitions is one of the things that computers are really good at.

For now the system is designed to detect cancer. Human pathologists are still needed to look for other anomalies or occult pathology. And as usual the money and interest is focused on medical uses. Nevertheless dental applications are sure to follow.

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