Computers vs Tuberculosis

In rural India and other places where tuberculosis is rampant, A.I. that scans lung X-rays might eliminate the scourge. The app, called qXR, is one of many A.I.-based tools that have emerged over the past few years for screening and diagnosing TB. The tools offer hope of flagging the disease early and cutting the cost of unnecessary lab tests. Used at a large scale, they may also spot emerging clusters of disease. The app identifies TB with an accuracy of 95 percent, according to Qure.ai’s chief executive, Prashant Warier.

Read the full story: These Algorithms Could Bring an End to the World’s Deadliest Killer