Publicly Available Mammography Datasets

In order to build a machine learning model to help us with mammography-based diagnosis[1] we will need data to train our models. Thankfully, there are a number of data sets publicly available. University of South Florida Digital Database for Screening Mammography This dataset appears to be the most complete…

Is Machine Learning Just Another Fad?

According to Mattermark, No. AI Is The New New Thing (And It's Taking Over) This editorial presents an interesting look at the ecosystem of machine learning startups, across all industries. Some choice quotes: 2013’s Big Data is 2016’s Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI and ML…

Machine Learning in Cancer Care

Machine Learning (ML) is a technique to train computers to identify patterns instead of explicitly telling them what those patterns are. If you want to teach a machine-learning system to recognize a cat, you don't tell it to look for whiskers, ears, fur, and eyes. Instead, you show it many…