Machine learning as good as humans’ in cancer surveillance, study shows

Posted by on April 21, 2016 5:38 pm
Categories: health

Machine learning has come of age in public health reporting. Researchers have found that existing algorithms and open source machine learning tools were as good as, or better than, human reviewers in detecting cancer cases using data from free-text pathology reports. The computerized approach was also faster and less resource intensive in comparison to human counterparts.

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