Japanese robot doctor can diagnose cancer in 1 second
Japanese AI has learned to detect bowel cancer.
Japanese scientists have created a medical artificial intelligence that can detect cancer in the human body in just one second. Unfortunately, so far we are talking only about bowel cancer, but scientists hope that in the future, the algorithms they created can be used to diagnose the entire human body.
In Japan, technology is reaching a new level. Recently, we have tested a new intelligent system that can perform optical biopsies in real time. As a result, artificial intelligence diagnoses bowel cancer in just an instant. The program works with enlarged endoscopic images of colorectal adenoma – a benign tumor that can later turn into cancer. To train AI, scientists used more than 30 thousand such images.
In a crucial test, researchers tested 300 images from 250 patients. The system took just under 1 second to evaluate each photo, after which the artificial intelligence made the correct diagnosis with a 94 percent probability. According to Japanese scientists, the main achievement was that now a “smart” algorithm checks images and makes a diagnosis in real time.
The most important advantage of such systems is the fact that the quality of their operation can be as close as possible to 100% accuracy. Thus, in the foreseeable future detection of cancer can be exclusively of the machine. All this should increase the effectiveness of treatment, eliminating the risks associated with the” human factor”, in particular, the incompetence of doctors.
To date, the created system is waiting for verification and decision of the local regulator. Project Manager Dr. Mori hopes that the system will be approved, and in the future it will help save many lives. In fairness, it should be noted that scientists from all over the world are trying to create systems for early diagnosis of cancer today. For example, in the UK, there is the greatest interest in systems that can diagnose lung cancer.