Google is teaming up with a London hospital to inject AI into cancer treatment

We won’t have robot doctors for a long time, but the human doctors we have now are beginning to lean on specialized artificial intelligence to help save time. Google DeepMind just announced a partnership with University College London Hospital which will explore using artificial intelligence to treat patients with head and neck cancers. The goal is to develop tools to automatically identify cancerous cells for radiology machines. Currently, radiologists employ a manual process, called image segmentation, to take CT and MRI scans and use them to create a map of the patient’s anatomy with clear guidelines of where to direct the radiation. Avoiding healthy areas of the head and neck requires that map to be extraordinarily detailed; typically it takes four hours to create. Google believes it can do the…


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