Lauren Blake, PHD Student, Swansea University
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Swansea Uni's AI cancer cell detection 'brilliant'

Swansea University researchers who have trained computers to detect cancer cells using artificial intelligence algorithms have said the new method drastically speeds up the process.

Using similar technology to face and fingerprint recognition software, the computers have been taught to recognise cells and pinpoint them.

It means cancer cells can be identified quicker, speeding up diagnosis times.

PHD student Lauren Blake said the new method allowed the team to look at thousands of cells an hour compared to dozens in the past.

  • 15 Jan 2016
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