IBM Research partners in Australia to find melanoma via cognitive computing

IBM Research in Australia is partnering with Melanoma Institute Australia on identifying melanoma using cognitive technology. The team will conduct research to build on IBM’s work with MoleMap. MoleMap uses visual analytics to analyze more than 40,000 data sets that include images and text. In its research, IBM Research will analyze images of skin lesions and look for clinical patterns in early stage melanoma. According to the announcement, the aim is to reduce unnecessary biopsies and better understand skin cancer. IBM Research hopes to improve the accuracy of its machine learning algorithms through the analysis of de-identified data, which include over 1 million images from 9,000 Australian and New Zealand patients, in addition to clinical notes, the announcement explained. The tech aims to understand skin cancers like melanoma, basal cell…


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