Software that can analyse medical data and diagnose conditions is coming. Could it do better than a doctor?

Software that can analyse medical data and diagnose conditions is coming. Could it do better than a doctor?

“Deep learning will transform personalised medicine, genetic testing and pharmaceutical development,” (Brendan Fray at the University of Toronto, Canada), says. “It provides the glue between data and medical outcomes.”

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“This could be a game-changer for medicine, says Andrew Bradley at the University of Queensland in Australia. “[It can] readily combine images obtained from multiple views and multiple modalities,” he says.

This New Scientist article (free registration) Diagnosis without doctors: Deep learning to transform medicine looks at how close we are to having diagnostic apps, with particular emphasis on computerised analysis of radiology images:

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