Startup uses machine learning to test for dementia

Recently I wrote about a new service being offered by tech giant IBM to utilize machine learning in the field of radiology. The service, called Avicenna, hopes to identify anatomical features and abnormalities in medical images, and by taking this analysis and cross-referencing it with the patient’s medical record provide support for a successful diagnosis. Quicker and more effective The aim is for the service to make the work of cardiologists and radiologists quicker and more effective.  It is still very much in the  early stages of development and is being trained on anonymized images in cardiology and breast radiology areas. A British startup is now taking a similar approach to detecting the onset of dementia.  The venture, called Avalon AI, aims to better predict the transition from Mild Cognitive…


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