In this photo is it a mole or a melanoma (a deadly form of skin cancer)?

Years of training allow for a visual determination of ‘suspect’ skin discolorations and yet some are missed. Recent melanoma┬ástudy quizzed AI and 58 dermatologists. Using a ‘bot’ (a computer program that runs automatically – short for robot) results supported AI use.

Today with ‘computer vision’ a new tool is available with accuracy -a machine-learned algorithm – convolutional neural network. Remember this phrase as so much of healthcare is going this way. Think of optical recognition on your Smartphone and facial recognition software. Bottom line more accurate, faster and cheaper the neural network did better and do not require more computing power than your Smartphone!

Keep an eye out for AI screening.