Artificial intelligence identified eight in ten skin cancer cases in study

Researches have pitted experienced physicians against AIs to test the latter’s diagnostic abilities within skin cancer.

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Artificial intelligence is gaining ground within the healthcare sector, and a new study has now demonstrated that the technology is almost on par with experienced doctors at identifying skin cancer cases, Danish industry media Medicinsk Tidsskrift (”Medical Times”) writes.

Two researchers from Odense University, Denmark, Christoffer Bertelsen and Trine Vestergaard, compared how an algorithm, specifically a convolutional neural network (CNN), and experienced pathologists diagnosed patients’ suspicious skin lesions from pictures.

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