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Google CEO Sundar Pichai has today stated artificial intelligence (AI) will be essential in humanity's future and could even be used to fight cancer.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the 47-year-old Google chief, who is also the top boss of Alphabet, added AI will be more profound for humanity than fire and electricity.
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He earmarked healthcare as the specific sector where AI will have the most significant impact.
Mr Pichai said today that if used properly, AI will drastically improve outcomes for gravely ill patients over the next five to 10 years.
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'When we work with hospitals, the data belongs to the hospitals,' Pichai told a conference panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
'But look at the potential here. Cancer if often missed and the difference in outcome is profound.
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'In lung cancer, for example, five experts agree this way and five agree the other way. We know we can use artificial intelligence to make it better,' Pichai added.
Google has spent several years developing artificial intelligence to automatically analyse MRI scans and other patient data to identify diseases.
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It is also capable of making predictions designed to improve outcomes while simultaneously reducing...
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