BioMind, Artificial intelligence that defeats doctors in tumour diagnosis
Artificial Intelligence beats team Humans again, but not on a playing field but in a discipline as serious as medicine. There have been cases where AI systems such as Watson have already step in this vertical, helping doctors to diagnose faster and more accurately (serving as a second opinion), but never before has the advantage of an AI over a human being been more apparent than in this event.
China has an Artificial Intelligence plan for 2030 and wanted to publicly test the accuracy of BioMind, an AI developed by the Artificial Intelligence Research Centre for Neurological Disorders at Beijing Tiantan Hospital. The event consisted of a competition between 15 of the most prestigious Chinese doctors against BioMind, analyzing images for the diagnosis of brain tumors and hematomas.
The results were really amazing: BioMind correctly diagnosed 87% of cases taking 15 minutes to diagnose, compared to 66% for doctors in 30 minutes in the first round. In the second round, BioMind won again with 83% of cases compared to 63% for humans, also winning in time: 3 minutes compared to 20 minutes for doctors.
Researchers trained the AI by feeding it with thousands of images from the archives of the Tiantan Hospital in Beijing. This has made AI as good at diagnosing neurological diseases as senior doctors, with a 90% accuracy rate. In the words of Beijing Tiantan Hospital Vice-President Wang Yongjun, the least important thing to him was the competition but having renowned doctors to experience the power of artificial intelligence, especially those who were still skeptical.
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