Machine learning could help revolutionize cancer diagnosis

Data driven medicine used by IBM’s Watson and several other start-ups like InvitroCue are revolutionizing cancer diagnosis. Credit: Pixabay Machine learning is a subfield of computer science, that grew out of the quest for artificial intelligence. It is so pervasive in today’s world that you probably use it often in daily life, without even realising it. Machine learning has given us self-driving cars, effective web search, recommendations that you get when you visit web sites or social media sites, face detection in a digital photo album, stock trading etc. Machine learning enables computers to analyze vast amounts of data and automatically detect patterns and features, or make predictions regarding certain conditions. In a dynamic disease like cancer, gauging and diagnosing such a complex heterogeneity is the biggest challenge. After decades of cancer research,…


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