New York, September 9: Technology giant Microsoft has partnered with digital pathology provider Paige to develop the world’s largest image-based artificial intelligence (AI) model to combat cancer.
The new AI model is larger than any other image-based AI model available today, built with billions of parameters, the companies said.
This helps capture the subtleties of cancer and serves as the basis for next-generation clinical applications and computational biomarkers that push the boundaries of oncology and pathology.
The AI model can identify common and rare cancers.
“We are creating new AI models that allow unprecedented insights into cancer pathology. Unlocking the power of AI is a game-changer in the development of cancer care. health to improve lives,” said Disney Tan, vice president and general manager of Microsoft Health Futures, in a statement.
Paige, a global leader in end-to-end digital pathology solutions and clinical artificial intelligence, created the first large scale model using more than 1 billion images from half a million pathology slides in many types of cancer.
In the next phase of development, Paige assembled four million digital microscopy slides of multiple cancer types from an unparalleled petabyte-scale clinical data archive. Paige will use Microsoft’s advanced supercomputing infrastructure to train the technology at scale and eventually deploy it to hospitals and laboratories around the world using Azure.