In the UK will begin to apply AI algorithms for the diagnosis of diseases

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2018-01-04 19:15:04

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In the UK will begin to apply AI algorithms for the diagnosis of diseases

The First artificial intelligence algorithms designed to help doctors with the diagnosis of diseases of the heart and lungs will begin to work in the state clinics in the UK in the summer of 2018. The services of AI, each patient will be able to use for free.

Experts in health care believe that the use of AI for the diagnosis of diseases will not only help to save annually up to a billion pounds, but will speed up the process of diagnosis of disease — the algorithms will work with snapshots, quickly and without weekends, while the medical staff tired, however, decreases and its performance.

Systems based on AI that is able to detect lung cancer and to diagnose cardiovascular disease, was developed by the engineers of the hospital named after John Radcliffe. In addition to identifying signs of heart attack and lung cancer, the algorithm Ultromics draws attention to the other smallest details from the images, so it will certainly help with the detection of other diseases.

Developers are free to provide your algorithm to medical institutions, because among physicians frequent errors in diagnosis. According to the BBC, 60,000 thousand photographs, which are made annually in an average hospital, 12 000 lead to the production of false diagnoses.

Now the software is tested, although test results have not been published, doctors report that the AI copes with the formulation of the diagnosis by images is much better than people.

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