Defense Innovation Unit Teaching Artificial Intelligence to Detect Cancer

The Defense Innovation Unit is bringing together the best of commercially available artificial intelligence technology and the Defense Department’s vast cache of archived medical data to teach computers how to identify cancers and other medical irregularities.

The result will be new tools medical professionals can use to more accurately and more quickly identify medical issues in patients.

The new DIU project, called “Predictive Health,” also involves the Defense Health Agency, three private-sector businesses and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center.

The new capability directly supports the development of the JAIC’s warfighter health initiative, which is working with the Defense Health Agency and the military services to field AI solutions that are aimed at transforming military health care. The JAIC is also providing the funding and adding technical expertise for the broader initiative. 


Author: Dian Welle