OddSpot: diagnosing precursors to skin cancer

OddSpot: diagnosing precursors to skin cancer

From the scientific literature we know that some decisions can be adequately supported by or even made by a computer model. That might take some getting used to (“how can my phone be just as smart as a human expert”), but in the Data Science world this is actually common knowledge since at least 10 years. It is also something one can expect, given that computers nowadays are really good at well-defined tasks such as playing chess and checkers, and recognizing faces.​

To showcase this, we implemented a decision model that is able to quite accurately diagnose two kinds of suspicious spots on the skin: Actinic Keratosis (AK) and Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC). From all suspicious spots on the skin, AK and BCC are among the most commonly occurring. Have a closer look at http://www.jads.nl/oddspot.html.