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A Robot Could Detect Cancer In Less Than A Second, Study Found

If this could become a diagnostic test, it could save millions of lives.


Today, one of the most dreaded diseases across the globe is cancer. Over the past decades, the cases of cancer in people of all ages have soared high, killing millions of individuals. The problem is, detecting cancer is difficult, especially since potent diagnostic tests are still not available.

Now, a new research suggests that artificial intelligence (AI) could detect cancer in less than a second, particularly colorectal cancer.

An artificial intelligence program could detect cancer under a second.

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Trials have found that computer programs were able to distinguish between benign or harmless growths and potentially lethal tumors with high levels of accuracy.

Built in Japan by scientists at the Showa University, the AI software can accurately pinpoint cancer by recognizing cancerous growths in endoscopy images.

To land to their findings, the AI software examined a colorectal polyp magnified by approximately 500 times in order to detect some variations.

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The program then compared the image to a database of more than 30,000 images of both pre-cancerous and cancerous cells that were utilized to train the machine-learning software.

With the database, the program was able to predict cancer in less than a second. The accuracy of the program was an impressive 86 percent, which was the first time AI was used for the purpose.

Overall, a total of 306 polyps were examined by the system at the same time with 94 percent sensitivity, 79 percent specificity and 86 percent accuracy.

This new robot could pave the way to detecting not only colorectal cancer, but also the other cancers in the body.

This could also increase the likelihood of a positive prognosis due to early detection and initiation of treatment.

Dr. Yuichi Mori from Showa University in Yokohama, Japan said:

“We believe these results are acceptable for clinical application and our immediate goal is to obtain regulatory approval for the diagnostic system.”


World’s First Trackless Trains Now Running In the City Roads of China

The first trackless train is now open and it’s already running in China.

Among the fastest developing technological products is our modes of transportation. From cars came the water ships, then aircrafts were developed, and of course, the trains were created.

Every year, car makers launch new models…something that we don’t normally see on ships, airplanes and trains. This is probably because innovation on these types of transportation can be more complicated and longer to iron out.

Get a whole new experience on riding trains with China's Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit

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Saudi Arabia Makes History After Granting Citizenship To A Robot

Needless to say, the historic act has earned mixed reactions.

We’ve seen a lot of technological advancements in our time but we’ve definitely never seen one like this. As a matter of fact, this is considered a first in the world.

According to recent reports that have been circulating online, Saudi Arabia has officially granted citizenship to a robot named Sophia. The bizarre historical moment took place in front of an audience at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh.

Meet Sophia, the humanoid robot.

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Mysterious Hole the Size of Maine Opens in Antarctica’s Winter Sea Ice Cover

This is the first time since the 1970s that a hole of this magnitude has been discovered.

Researchers have discovered a mysterious hole as big as the state of Maine in Antarctica’s winter sea ice cover. The team of researchers, comprised of experts from the University of Toronto and the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) project, was monitoring the area with satellite technology when they spotted the large opening.

The hole is also known as a polynya. It is about 30,000 square miles at its largest, which makes it the biggest polynya observed in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea since the 1970s.

Scientists are fascinated by this discovery and what it could mean for Antarctica's oceans.

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