AI now outdoes doctors in detecting skin cancer

May 30, 2018, 8:04 AM EDT
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(Source: Sids1/flickr)

An artificial intelligence system, created by a team from Germany, the United States, and France, got the better of 58 dermatologists from 17 countries as it accurately detected skin cancer in 95 percent of the test cases compared to 86.6 percent accuracy by human peers.

As part of the study, the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) scanned 100,000 images and learned to differentiate between dangerous skin lesions and benign ones, notes Seeker.

This could just be a glimpse of how this transformative technology could revolutionize cancer treatment with faster and easier diagnoses aided by machines if not entirely conducted by AI, writes Evening Standard.