Machine learning can be the difference between life and death. The technology, which enables computers teach themselves, is about more than who has the world's biggest AI platform -- or how well a platform evaluates cookie recipes; it could be a tremendous boon for precision medicine, which tailors healthcare to the specifics of individual patients. An individual patient's genome is a massive DNA dataset that has already helped physicians tailor treatment to thousands of patients. Using precision medicine for cancer treatment, for example, involves identifying characteristics that could help predict a specific treatment's effectiveness for a specific patient, OncLive stated on Tuesday. Legacy methods might have based treatment on the cancer's stage, which is a relatively limited indicator of success.
Aug-28-2017, 07:55:11 GMT