Using machine learning to predict medical outcomes

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Using machine learning to predict medical outcomes


  Last updated October 29, 2018 at 12:19 pm


Machine learning has applications across many fields.

Medical diagnoses is just one field that benefits from machine learning via visual question-answering or computer vision.

This is where computers or robots understand the world through images.

Experts from the Australian Centre for Visual Technologies (ACVT), led by Prof Anton van den Hengel, talk about the machine learning systems they are developing to help doctors determine patient outcomes and make diagnoses.

Dr Gustavo Carmeiro explains that CT scans provide a lot of information but there’s so much going on that it makes it hard for doctors to interpret easily. Computer vision is able to take this information and predict outcomes.

ACVT forms the core of the Australian Institute for Machine Learning, University of Adelaide.

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