AI to tackle cancer

Posted by Nicholas Ismail on 1 September 2016 This is the third collaboration between UK hospitals and Google’s DeepMind programme Google’s artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, is partnering University College London (UCL) with the aim of being able to identify cancerous tissues – as opposed to healthy ones. Yesterday it was announced that DeepMind will analyse 700 anonymised CT and MRI scans from radiotherapy patients at UCL. “Using computers to help plan radiotherapy could help deliver better treatment for patients by speeding up the process and improving accuracy,” said Dr Justine Alford, senior science information officer at Cancer Research UK. At the end of the partnership, DeepMind will “securely destroy” any information provided to it. >See also: How machine learning will transform hospitality This is the third collaboration between UK hospitals and…


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