Google DeepMind wants to use machine learning to help treat head and neck cancer

Google DeepMind has announced a new collaboration with University College London Hospital which looks to streamline the preparations required to administer radiotherapy to cancer patients.MoreEarlier this year, Google DeepMind demonstrated the potential of its artificial intelligence research when its AlphaGo software beat highly ranked Go player Lee Sedol in a five-game series. Now, the team’s attention is turning to medical research, as it embarks upon a collaboration with England’s National Health Service and the University College London Hospital.DeepMind is set to apply machine learning techniques to the process of treating head and neck cancer, according to a report from The Verge. UCLH will supply anonymized scans from up to seven hundred patients for detailed analysis, in an effort to find out whether machine learning could help make preparation for treatment…


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