EMPAIA prevails in the AI Innovation Competition of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and will receive funding for 3 years starting 01.01.2020.
Pathology and AI
Artificial intelligence (AI) methods will revolutionize all areas of diagnostic medical imaging in the coming years. This applies to pathology in particular, where there are great opportunities and benefits from digitization. Moreover, AI can also support overcoming several major challenges that pathology is currently facing.
Complexity of case workup is also continuously increasing, in order to meet the requirements of targeted therapy and of immuno-oncology in particular. In addition to classical morphologic and microscopic interpretation, diagnoses are increasingly based on complex molecular information, such as from “omics” fields. Cancer screening programs are expanding and there is a growing shortage of specialists.
The aim of this project is the establishment of an ecosystem for image-based, AI-assisted, diagnostic services, using pathology as an example. By creating a standardized marketplace within a clearly defined legal framework, physicians will be able to routinely use validated and approved AI solutions.