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(BBC)   "In the simplest terms, I am trying to teach the computer how to diagnose cancer," says Nobel Laureate. Oh sorry, says 19-year-old who has already won a $50,000 Google scholarship and been invited to the White House to showcase her research   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Cool, computer power, Nobel Laureates, neural networks, breast cancer, quoted-printable, cancers, biology  
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2014-06-05 04:24:25 PM  
Yeah but her lips are like non-existent.
 
2014-06-05 04:42:45 PM  
Should have used the Florida tag...
 
2014-06-05 05:34:55 PM  
but, by all means, let's have some schmuck reporter ask a question unrelated to her research so they can score some points.  That's totally acceptable!
 
2014-06-05 05:41:22 PM  
Is she hot?
 
2014-06-05 07:07:04 PM  
I'd be more impressed if she made a mnemonic circuit using bear skins and stone tools.
 
2014-06-05 07:11:46 PM  
We already have WebMD to diagnose cancer.
 
2014-06-05 08:55:33 PM  
Duke sucks
 
2014-06-05 10:37:28 PM  
Just use the patient.getCancer() function, duh.
 
2014-06-05 11:53:50 PM  
Well, I feel like I've wasted my potential and my life now.
 
2014-06-06 12:30:34 AM  
Can we stop with the "kid invents potentially useless thing touted as big breakthrough" until, you know, the thing is actually shown to be novel or their own attempt at is canbe shown to work?

Why this is annoying...Neural nets for medical imaging analysis has been done, for years. Decades.

For instance....
 
2014-06-06 01:38:43 AM  
She is only 19 but has already experimented with neural networks, built prototype software to help doctors diagnose breast cancer, won a $50,000 college scholarship from Google and been invited to the White House to showcase her research.
And her ambition doesn't stop there. Brittany Wenger wants a dual career as a paediatric oncologist and research scientist.

"In the simplest terms, I am trying to teach the computer how to diagnose cancer"



My ambition is to be an astronaut and a movie star.  I am trying to teach ants how to play Monopoly.  I've written software that may or may not work.  Perhaps I too will be invited to the white house.

It's nice that she wants to do many things.  She hasn't done shiat yet.  Not worthy of an article.
 
2014-06-06 03:04:57 AM  

ManateeGag: but, by all means, let's have some schmuck reporter ask a question unrelated to her research so they can score some points.  That's totally acceptable!


What am I missing? Tfa is equally a discussion of her work and a profile of her herself. I didn't see anything irrelevant to those goals.

What points were scored? Did I win?
 
2014-06-06 03:06:26 AM  

Mugato: Yeah but her lips are like non-existent.


Dude, she's totally cute and really smart. I'd let her plant those lips on me, no problem.

/I'd give her a hug for applying her smarts to cancer research too
 
2014-06-06 03:11:01 AM  

2chris2: She is only 19 but has already experimented with neural networks, built prototype software to help doctors diagnose breast cancer, won a $50,000 college scholarship from Google and been invited to the White House to showcase her research.
And her ambition doesn't stop there. Brittany Wenger wants a dual career as a paediatric oncologist and research scientist.

"In the simplest terms, I am trying to teach the computer how to diagnose cancer"


My ambition is to be an astronaut and a movie star.  I am trying to teach ants how to play Monopoly.  I've written software that may or may not work.  Perhaps I too will be invited to the white house.

It's nice that she wants to do many things.  She hasn't done shiat yet.  Not worthy of an article.


So what had you already done and won by age 19? Yeah, that's what I thought.

The money and recognition she's getting is seed money. It's investment in someone with brains, good ideas, and the motivation to turn them into product. Tfa is appropriate.
 
2014-06-06 03:17:57 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Can we stop with the "kid invents potentially useless thing touted as big breakthrough" until, you know, the thing is actually shown to be novel or their own attempt at is canbe shown to work?

Why this is annoying...Neural nets for medical imaging analysis has been done, for years. Decades.

For instance....


And yet Google seems to think she's done something a little better than the typical science fair stuff. Since they're ponying up actual cash, I think I'm gonna take their opinion over yours at a casual glance.

You know, this recognition stuff is nothing new. Papers have been doing articles on the kids winning the Westinghouse Prize for decades. These kids are working a hell of a lot harder than I did at 19, and they've earned the encouragement.

You boo-hooers can go suck on your sour grapes.
 
2014-06-06 11:13:54 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Can we stop with the "kid invents potentially useless thing touted as big breakthrough" until, you know, the thing is actually shown to be novel or their own attempt at is canbe shown to work?

Why this is annoying...Neural nets for medical imaging analysis has been done, for years. Decades.

For instance....


2chris2: My ambition is to be an astronaut and a movie star. I am trying to teach ants how to play Monopoly. I've written software that may or may not work. Perhaps I too will be invited to the white house.

It's nice that she wants to do many things. She hasn't done shiat yet. Not worthy of an article.


Can you whine any more?
 
2014-06-06 11:49:56 AM  
Well, we're all here posting on fark from our work computers, while she's not. so yea, i think she is something special.
 
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