May 20, 2018
Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say
The diagnosis of cancer and other diseases in the UK can be transformed by using artificial intelligence, Theresa May is to say. Experts say it can be used to help prevent 22,000 cancer deaths a year by 2033 while aiding the fight against heart disease, diabetes and dementia. The prime minister wants to see computer algorithms sifting through patients' medical records, genetic data and lifestyle habits to spot cancer. Cancer Research UK says halving the number of lung, bowel, prostate and ovarian cancers diagnosed at an advanced stage could prevent thousands of deaths a year. "Simon Gillespie, chief executive at the British Heart Foundation, said:"Using artificial intelligence to analyse MRI scans could spot early signs of heart disease which may be missed by current techniques.
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