Google’s Al Plays Doctor and Could Better Detect Lung Cancer Than Doctors

Google’s Al Plays Doctor and Could Better Detect Lung Cancer Than Doctors

Looks like Google’s AI could be better at detecting lung cancer than doctors. Who would you trust?

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When you go to the doctor and say you searched on Google your symptoms, the common response by doctors is “don’t do that.” Many doctors illustrate a mistrust on that type of diagnosis, as the Google searches are often incorrect. So, it may come to a surprise to many that according to The New York Times, the newly updated Google AI has been detecting lung cancer with an astonishing accuracy.

The news is a result from a research paper published by Nature Medicine, of which the claim is that technology-based AI is in some ways more accurate than trained radiologists when it comes to detecting malignant signs of tumors, which indicates lung cancer in medical scans.

While some may illustrate concerns over the fate of their diagnosis being stamped by a computer brain, the deep learning algorithm of the computer brain was trained using scans from past lung cancer screenings.

The New York Post reports that the findings are staggering, as Google’s AI was tasked with deciphering over 6,700 already diagnosed by doctors lung cancer screenings, and it showed 94.4% of accuracy. Furthermore, Al conquered another challenge, as it was put against six radiologists to test the skills of the computer brain as it detected lung cancer in never before seen slides. The data included additional tomographic scan information to the radiologists, allowing Al to perform similarly to the professionals. However, on instances where the data was not accessible to trained radiologists, Al outperformed the six doctors by “11% fewer false positives and 5% false negatives.”

These findings can be life-altering to doctors and patients alike, as relying on medicine to determine your positive diagnosis or a lack of detecting a diagnosis no longer relies on solely the human brain, proven to be the case of this century. Proper diagnosis is evidently geared to rely more on technology. The fact that the human brain is the perpetrator of medical technology, some believe medical technology could potentially result in a backfire.


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Looks like Google’s AI could be better at detecting lung cancer than doctors. Who would you trust?

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40% AI
60% Doctor
Males
36% AI
64% Doctor
Females
52% AI
48% Doctor

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