Artificial Intelligence Capable of Identifying Skin Cancer

A program originally developed to differentiate cats from dogs, researchers from Stanford University were able remodel the software to identify different types of skin cancer.
The team hopes to transition the program into the mobile space, giving people around the world the ability to test themselves from the comfort of their homes.

Researchers tested the AI with over 120,000 images with or without skin cancer, and overtime it was able to learn the characteristics. When up against actual skin cancer doctors, the AI proved to be just as efficient. With that said though, since it is a program and not an actual human being, it can only be used as a test and not fully confirmed, as further testing would need to be done. They’re still in the introductory phases, but very happy with their results so far.

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