Google’s DeepMind Partners With UK’s National Health Service For Cancer Research

DeepMind — Google’s artificial intelligence research arm — announced Tuesday it is collaborating with the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) to utilize machine-learning techniques for advancing research into head and neck cancer treatments. As part of the partnership — which aims to develop an algorithm that can differentiate cancerous cells from their healthy counterparts — DeepMind will analyze scans from up to 700 former patients. “This is very exciting research which could revolutionise the way in which we plan radiotherapy treatment,” Yen-Ching Chang, a doctor at University College London Hospital (UCLH), which would provide the CT and MRI scans, said in a statement. “Developing machine learning which can automatically differentiate between cancerous and healthy tissue on radiotherapy scans will assist clinicians in planning radiotherapy treatment. This has the potential to free up clinicians…


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