Microsoft is partnering with the digital pathology company Paige to build the world’s largest image-based artificial intelligence (AI) model to help detect cancer, the companies announced.
The AI model will be used for digital pathology and oncology, configured with billions of parameters to provide a computer vision AI that is orders of magnitude larger than any similar model existing today.
Dr. Thomas Fuchs, Paige’s founder and chief scientist, told FOX News Digital that the amount of data used in the model is “orders of magnitude” larger than anything made public by Google or Facebook.
“It’s so much larger than anything that has been published in that area ever,” he said.
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That scale is essential for patients. While already established models include up to 100,000 slides, Fuchs said a model that can accurately assist pathologists and oncologists needs digitized histology slides in the millions.
Paige has helped digitize millions of slides to identify cancers for seven years. Such a task required billions of images and ever-growing AI models, but with such a sizable compute cast, Paige needed more power to work…