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Seattle artificial intelligence experts enlisted in Cancer Moonshot coding challenge

September 1, 2016

Seattle artificial intelligence experts enlisted in Cancer Moonshot coding challenge

The Puget Sound Business Journal

Article by Casey Coombs

With the backing of the White House, Seattle cancer researchers are enlisting artificial intelligence experts across the globe to catch the early signs of breast cancer.

The Digital Mammography DREAM Challenge – a partnership of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Group Health Research Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Sage Bionetworks and others – was announced at Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Summit that in June brought together health care providers, research institutions and technology experts for a national day of action.

For the challenge, more than 300 tech experts at machine and deep learning labs around the world will get data on 86,000 breast cancer patients, including more than 640,000 digital mammography images, and use their expertise to develop data models that can better predict the presence of breast cancer.

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