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Pathologists Face Their "Deep Blue" Moment

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Source Name: MedPage Today


F. Perry Wilson

As many will recall, world chess champion Garry Kasparov was defeated by IBM's Deep Blue computer in 1997.  Now machine-learning algorithms have bested trained pathologists in differentiating between benign and malignant changes in sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer patients.  We can expect to see increasing involvement of AI in pathology as well as other fields in medicine in the future.

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