Artificial intelligence could one day diagnose skin cancer from smartphones

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Can an algorithm detect skin cancer as well as a dermatologist? Scientists say yes, at least, according to a new study out this week.

A group of researchers at Stanford say they have trained AI to be as reliable as human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer and that the technology may someday be able work on smartphones.

The researchers, who published their findings in the journal Nature this week, first trained a neural network using 129,450 photos representing more than 2,000 different types of skin conditions. Using one of Google’s image recognition algorithms, the teams says they were able to train the neural network to identify both malignant and benign skin lesions. …

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Via: Mashable: Apps & Software

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