Technology & Health

Doctors bested by AI in breast cancer detection

Technology and Health

Doctors bested by AI in breast cancer detection

Working with DeepMind, Cancer Research UK Imperial Centre, Northwestern University and Royal Surrey County Hospital, the organisation set out to create a piece of software that could spot breast cancer in mammograms more accurately than expert radiologists. The AI was trained on a data set comprising mammograms from over 76,000 women in the UK and more than 15,000 women in the US. It was then tested on images from a different set of 25,000 UK and 3,000 US women.

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