May 27, 2017 airsassociation.org

Researchers Invented a Way to Screen Yourself for Skin Cancer Using a Smartphone

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Stanford researchers say they've created a new artificial intelligence system that can identify skin cancer as well as trained doctors can. According to a study they published in science journal Nature, the program was able to distinguish between cancerous moles and harmless ones with more than 90 percent accuracy. The researchers trained the system by feeding it nearly 130,000 images of moles and lesions, with some of them being cancerous.

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