Researchers from Stanford University in USA and Cancer Research UK in England, revealed that AI can detect skin cancer as well as a specialist via photographs. The AI that can detect skin cancer is developed based on the Google software which can recognize pictures of cats and dogs. After scanning 129.540 photographs with this software, it was observed that the type of skin cancer in the photos can de identified.
After that, the AI was taught to mark the most common skin cancer as “carcinoma” and the deadliest one as “melanoma.” Following that, the results were compared to the findings of 21 oncology experts.
As a result of this comparison, it was seen that the diagnosis accuracy of the AI was nearly equal to that of oncology experts’. The researchers of Stanford University stated that the outcome of this study is “exciting” and this AI will also be tested in clinical studies. Researchers of Cancer Research UK also stated that, this technology can be a quite useful tool for doctors. Experts say that the AI is a revolutionary invention for the health sector and everyone can turn their smartphones into a cancer detector.
The results of the study were published in “Nature” magazine.