This is How Machine Learning is Now Fighting Cancer

This elegantly complex and impressively powerful tool is now helping in the fight against one of humanitys' deadliest and most elusive diseases.
Loukia Papadopoulos

Machine learning is finding many applications in areas you would never imagine. More recently the artificial intelligence medium has been adapted for use in industry as diverse as travel, artearthquake detectionhealthcare and more.

Now, machine learning is even helping fight cancer, one of our world's deadliest and most complex diseases. One way it is doing this is by predicting cancer before it even happens.

Yes, in this sense, machine learning is almost revealing psychic-like abilities but there is no magic here. The system is simply doing what it does best: getting computers to solve nearly impossible problems.

In this clip, Real Engineering explains in layman terms how exactly these wonderfully elaborate and incredibly powerful tools function and how they can best be used to help humanity. From datasets to neural networks, the YouTube show tells you everything you could ever need to know about how machine learning works its wonders.

Better yet, for those looking for some expert level knowledge, the clip suggests several online courses that could turn you into a machine learning specialist. Could it be time of a career change into a promising new field?

In the meantime, we think it is important to remind people that machine learning tools can still inherent human bias. As such, anyone venturing in the field needs to take that into account.