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Artificial intelligence for cancer and diabetes diagnosis to be used in Kazakhstan

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The digitalization office of the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan announces full-scale launch of the project on application and improvement of artificial intelligence algorithms in medicine at five medical universities in Kazakhstan and at the Scientific Research Institute of Oncology and Radiology, Kazpravda.kz reports.

“In July 2019, the IT giant IBM opened access to three artificial intelligence tools to fight cancer. Using algorithms as well as further improvements will help to learn more about cancer and find new treatments faster. For example, one of the algorithms identifies among chemical compounds the most promising ones. The algorithm eliminates unpromising options and reduces testing costs,” said Olzhas Abishev, vice-minister of health of the RK, on Facebook.

Other algorithms analyze medical journals for important updates and selects individual care for each patient. Abishev emphasized that the use of these algorithms can help in the fight not only with cancer, but also with other dangerous diseases.

"For example, artificial intelligence that diagnoses type 1 diabetes: we hope that the use of these tools will spur up development of medical science and of new methods of treating dangerous diseases," said Abishev.

It is worth noting that the project on the use of artificial intelligence will be applied at the Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, at the medical universities of Astana, Karaganda, Semey, at the Ospanov West Kazakhstan Medical University and the Kazakh Research Institute of Oncology and Radiology.

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Zhanat Tukpiev
11:32, 27 August 2019
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