Alphabet CFO: Our AI is so good we can detect breast cancer with less data than ever

Major breakthroughs are now possible with less data than ever thanks to artificial intelligence, Alphabet[1] Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said during a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Tuesday.

Google[2], which is owned by Alphabet, claimed in an October blog post[3] it had created an AI that could “correctly distinguish a slide with metastatic cancer from a slide without cancer 99% of the time.” Google said the breakthrough could indicate that AI could play a role in repetitive diagnostic procedures, freeing up time for doctors to focus on more difficult tasks.

“We needed only hundreds of biopsies from breast cancer patients — hundreds — in order to have a breakthrough in metastatic breast cancer because of the developments in AI,” Porat said.

Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube.[4]

Watch: Alphabet CFO: Intensely focused on delivering for users[5]

References

  1. ^ Alphabet (www.cnbc.com)
  2. ^ Google (www.cnbc.com)
  3. ^ blog post (ai.googleblog.com)
  4. ^ Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube. (www.youtube.com)
  5. ^ Alphabet CFO: Intensely focused on delivering for users (www.cnbc.com)
Stay Up To Date On What's Happening at Work From Home Channel.TV - Plus, Get Started With Our Preferred Online Business Training For Free - Look For Us on Roku TV!