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Google AI bests radiologists

Week of May 25th, 2019

A new study found that Google artificial intelligence did better than six radiologists at identifying whether certain patients had lung cancer. When examining a single scan, it diagnosed 5% more cancers and also cut the false positives by 11%. Technology like this “will improve the precision of screening tremendously,” Dr. Otis Brawley, former EVP of the American Cancer Society, told Stat News. Google says the technology is aimed at aiding—not replacing—radiologists.


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