April 08, 2017
Triage is an app that can instantly detect skin cancer and other skin problems. We use deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence inspired by the human brain, to perform skin exams with dermatologist-level accuracy.
Our goal is to save lives by making skin cancer screening universally accessible. 1 in 3 cancer diagnoses in the United States is for skin cancer and 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The five-year survival rate of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, declines from 98% at its earliest stage to below 20% at the later stages. With Triage it is now possible to snap a photo and instantly see visually similar conditions, including deadly skin cancers like melanoma.
Triage has applied the same technology behind self-driving cars to analyzing skin. To achieve state-of-the-art results we created algorithms powered by convolutional neural networks trained on millions of images of skin problems and other unrelated objects like bicycles, cats and dogs. The resulting product is our visual search engine, which can instantly compare your photo to over 1,000 skin problems like psoriasis, rosacea and melanoma.
We are forever grateful to NVIDIA, the world leader in deep learning hardware, for providing us with access to a supercomputing cluster for research, and to our partner dermatologists for their advice and support.
Stay tuned. We have some really exciting stuff on the way.