AI from Google has reduced the number of side effects in tumor therapy

Modern system of artificial intelligence can be used not only for complex mathematical vychsileny, but also to improve the quality of care. For example, recently, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were able to apply AI DeepMind for more effective treatment of cancer, reducing the number of complications in a few times.

AI from Google has reduced the number of side effects in tumor therapy

For the realization of the idea, experts have selected 4 of the preparation: temozolomide, procarbazine, lomustine and vincristine. Thereafter, they allow the algorithm to calculate DeepMind graph receiving these drugs, based on the findings of these substances treatment, patient information, the biochemical interaction and so on. As a result, AI has developed a course and receive the necessary dosage for each patient individually party experience.

In this initial phase of medication did not differ from the "traditional". But later the AI ​​adjust dosage: canceled some drugs for some increased dose, while others decreased. A total of 50 people took part in the experiment. proschityval thousands of treatment options for each DeepMind, except those that may be ineffective. Moreover, during the treatment DeepMind continued to study, get points if patients Stalowa better and losing them if the state of health of people uhudshlos. As a result, the frequency of use of chemotherapeutic agents has decreased from monthly to several treatments per year, dosage halved, the positive dynamics of cancer treatment and several times decreased side effects from chemotherapy. Researchers believe that a similar approach can be applied in other fields of medicine, where treatment requires regular intake of medicines.