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Dialling-in AI in the fight against skin cancer


Artificial intelligence is being enlisted to develop a smart phone app destined to help Australians self-diagnose skin cancer at the earliest possible stage.

The project led by Australian Centre for Robotic Vision Associate Investigator Anders Eriksson – an ARC Future Fellow at QUT – promises the ultimate ‘selfie’ thanks to advances in computer vision and machine learning.

Namely, personal full-body skin mapping of moles and lesions. All on a smart phone in the privacy of your own home.

“The most critical cue for early diagnosis of skin cancer is changes in the appearance of moles and lesions over time,” Dr Eriksson said.

“The technology we’re developing will allow a person to simply scan their body with a smart phone by taking a large number of high-resolution images. The images will be sent to a remote server for processing and within a matter of minutes, a complete 3D reconstruction of the individual’s body is returned, with every mole and lesion identified, analysed, assessed and compared with previous scans.”



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PostedNovember 20, 2018

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