Swansea Uni uses artificial intelligence to detect cancer

Swansea Uni uses artificial intelligence to detect cancer 15 January 2016 From the section South West Wales Image caption The computers use algorithms to learn what cells look like so it can detect them in samples from patients University researchers in Swansea have trained computers to detect cancer cells using artificial intelligence algorithms.Using similar technology to face and fingerprint recognition software, the computers have been taught to recognise cells and pinpoint them.It means cancer cells can be identified quicker, speeding up diagnosis times.The project is in collaboration with specialists in the US, Germany, London and Newcastle.What is artificial intelligence?Prof Paul Rees, from the university’s college of engineering, said in the past, finding cancer cells had been like “looking for a needle in a haystack” and the new method was a…


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