Challenges & creativity: AI in medical diagnosis and treatment – interview with Dr. Vassili Kovalev, Belarus
By Alexei Belotserkovsky (BASNET)
Improving medical diagnosis and treatment by using artificial intelligence to analyse medical images, such as x-rays, sounds like a great idea. But training Deep Neural Networks to do such work reliably requires the use of large amounts of personal medical data, and this brings a variety of challenges.
Dr. Vassili Kovalev and his team in the Department of Biomedical Image Analysis at the United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (UIIP NASB) explored two avenues to tackle the challenges. His team needed very powerful computational resources, and gained access to them through BASNET, the Belarusian research and education network, the EU-funded EaPConnect project’s Enlighten Your Research (EYR) programme, and the pan-European GÉANT network. In this GÉANT CONNECT interview we asked Dr. Kovalev about the work.