For IT organizations, machine learning is looking like an essential capability in the decade ahead. For the past few months, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has been extolling the value of AI and machine learning to his company. Gartner has added machine learning to its 2016 Hype Cycle, putting it at the peak of inflated expectations.
The Hype Cycle, said Gartner research director Mike J. Walker in a statement, lists technologies that show “promise in delivering a high degree of competitive advantage over the next five to 10 years.”
Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have demonstrated trained computers can outperform doctors when evaluating the slides of lung cancer patients, a finding which underscores the value of machine learning for data analysis tasks involving image recognition.