How Microsoft is Using Artificial Intelligence to “Solve” Cancer

Will we cure cancer using artificial intelligence? Microsoft is one of the growing number of major technology companies betting on it. The company announced Monday the efforts of its various research labs that are using machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other computer science to help doctors research, diagnose, track, and potentially cure various types of cancer. Microsoft is effectively using artificial intelligence to solve a very human problem. One team is helping oncologists use natural language processing to sift through cancer research. Another team helps radiologists use machine learning to monitor a tumor’s progress. Yet another has developed algorithms to devise treatment options for different types of cancer. Another team is working on “moonshot efforts” to “allow scientists to program cells to fight diseases, including cancer. Most of these efforts…


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