Artificial Intelligence (AI) & medical diagnoses

Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) help make better medical diagnoses?

Enlitic is building a computer system to help doctors make faster, more accurate diagnoses. Enlitic is using what’s known as “deep learning,”a system to help doctors diagnose problems with “every affliction in every part of the body". The AI can help detect and prevent cancer, pushing medicine firmly into the 21st century. Their deep-learning algorithms can be better at diagnosing tumors than doctors.

How does it work? Enlitic's technology uses a version of artificial intelligence. It takes medical information from one patient -- whether it's a CT scan, an X-ray or details about, say, a tumor -- and then converts it into a mathematical representation. It's then added to a large pool of data and compared to other patients who have experienced similar issues.