Computers hunt for cancer

Adelaide researchers are teaching computers to help doctors find cancer faster. The system uses Artificial Intelligence and is almost twice as fast as existing methods of detecting breast cancer with the results being just as accurate.

In July, another team at the Institute revealed “superhuman” AI taught to spot and track cancers using records from BreastScreen SA. Both projects apply “deep reinforcement learning”, a form of artificial intelligence that enables computers and machines to learn how to do complex tasks without being programmed by humans.