New AI system could improve accuracy of breast cancer detection


An artificial intelligence (AI) program designed by Google and collaborators has proved to be better than radiologists at detecting breast cancer in mammograms, according to researchers in the United States and Britain.

The algorithm, which was developed by an international team, including researchers from Google Health and Imperial College London, outperformed six radiologists by spotting cancers that the radiologists missed, while ignoring features that they falsely flagged as potential signs of cancer.

The technology was designed and trained in collaboration with DeepMind, Cancer Research UK Imperial Centre, Northwestern University, and Royal Surrey County Hospital… Read more.