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US researchers use AI for quick detection of bacteria

December 19, 2017

US-based microbiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have used artificial intelligence (AI) powered microscopes to diagnose blood infections and improve patient outcomes.

Researchers demonstrated that an automated AI-enhanced microscope system can be used for rapid and accurate identification of bacterial images.

BIDMC Clinical Microbiology Laboratory director James Kirby said: “This marks the first demonstration of machine learning in the diagnostic area.

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