Breast cancer screening: Even with less info, Google’s AI can predict cancer better than human radiologists

https://www.blog.google/technology/health/improving-breast-cancer-screening/Google shares promising research findings showing how artificial intelligence can support the detection of breast cancer.

“Over the last two years, we’ve been working with leading clinical research partners in the U.K. and U.S. to see if artificial intelligence could improve the detection of breast cancer. Today, we’re sharing our initial findings, which have been published in Nature. These findings show that our AI model spotted breast cancer in de-identified screening mammograms (where identifiable information has been removed) with greater accuracy, fewer false positives, and fewer false negatives than experts. This sets the stage for future applications where the model could potentially support radiologists performing breast cancer screenings.”

Despite working from these X-ray images alone, the model surpassed individual experts in accurately identifying breast cancer.

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