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Carmel, CA Artificial Intelligence Test To Help Cancer Patients Turns Out To Be A Dud

by Richard Kuehn on 03/09/17

A special review done by the University of Texas System Audit Office says that a project launched in 2012 by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has gone through $62 million with little to show for it.  The university had exciting plans to use Artificial Intelligence to treat cancer.  However, this is easier said than done and this hasn’t quite turned out as planned.  The new system, based on the Watson-based intelligent system IBM built for MD Anderson called Oncology Expert Advisor, or OEA, was supposed to read and learn from MD Anderson’s electronic medical records, academic literature, research data and treatment options to improve cancer care at the well-known cancer center.  MD Anderson’s president, Ronald De Pinho, resigned yesterday.  “It became clear to me that this great and noble institution needs a new president who will inspire greater unity and sharp operational focus,” he said.  It’s unclear whether other researchers will try and give AI a shot.

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