Training A Computer To Read Mammograms As Well As A Doctor

“I was really surprised how primitive information technology is in the hospitals,” says Regina Barzilay, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is working on improving mammography with artificial intelligence. Kayana Szymczak for NPR Regina Barzilay teaches one of the most popular computer science classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And in her research — at least until five years ago — she looked at how a computer could use machine learning to read and decipher obscure ancient texts. “This is clearly of no practical use,” she…

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Even a non-PhD economist can do well as RBI Guv: Ex-RBI Guv D Subbarao

Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D Subbarao said even a non-PhD economist can do well as head of the central bank. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Subbarao said the Centre should choose a candidate who can command respect from the market. His statement comes a day after RBI Governor Urjit Patel resigned from his post citing personal reasons. Subbarao said Patel was seemingly pushed beyond his level of comfort. Without speculating on who the next governor will be, Subbarao said, “The government will have the task of restoring…

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