Pap smears for cervical cancer are 71 per cent effective. The new computer algorithm is 91 per cent accurate. Photo: Alamy
Pap smears for cervical cancer are 71 per cent effective. The new computer algorithm is 91 per cent accurate. Photo: Alamy
Wellness

AI beats expert doctors at finding cervical pre-cancers, giving hope to millions of women worldwide

  • Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer among women and killed 266,000 people in 2012
  • Previously, advances in the fight have benefited women from wealthier countries, but the new screening method is cheap and 91 per cent accurate

Pap smears for cervical cancer are 71 per cent effective. The new computer algorithm is 91 per cent accurate. Photo: Alamy
Pap smears for cervical cancer are 71 per cent effective. The new computer algorithm is 91 per cent accurate. Photo: Alamy
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