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(Oddee)   Our bakery scanner indicates that you have cancer, that will be 5 dollars for the turnover and diagnosis is on the house   (oddee.com) divider line
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1144 clicks; posted to STEM » on 27 Jun 2022 at 7:42 AM (23 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-26 11:10:03 PM  
First they solve the "is this a brownie, or is it a loaf of rye bread?" Issue that has been plaguing the bakery world, and then they cure identify cancer.

Truly, it is a remarkable time to be alive.
 
2022-06-27 8:39:09 AM  
The system makes the bakery checkout process more hygienic and helps cut down on staff training costs. It's a fairly common solution that any bakery can purchase for $200,000.

Was that meant to be sarcastic?
 
2022-06-27 9:14:34 AM  

pearls before swine: The system makes the bakery checkout process more hygienic and helps cut down on staff training costs. It's a fairly common solution that any bakery can purchase for $200,000.

Was that meant to be sarcastic?


Yeah, but it can replace that checkout worker who earns $200,000/yr.  Then there's only the $100,000/yr support and maintenance contract.  Your effectively saving money really...
 
2022-06-27 9:16:24 AM  
That's quite adequate when you're sorting out pastries from a shelf where everything's a pastry, maybe not so good when screening a population where 99.9% of the screened subjects are perfectly fine and without cancer.

A screening test that flags way more false positives that true positives makes for a shiatty screening test. Bayes is a pretty harsh slap to reality that way.
 
2022-06-27 9:41:05 AM  
These 'hot dog/not a hot dog' people have sure come a long way.
 
2022-06-27 9:45:30 AM  
Does it sound like whales humping or some kind of seismic anomaly?
 
2022-06-27 9:47:14 AM  
Who knew that pastries were so hard to identify?
 
2022-06-27 11:39:59 AM  

sxacho: These 'hot dog/not a hot dog' people have sure come a long way.


I'm still holding out for the "pizza / not pizza" machine that will eventually lead to war.
 
2022-06-27 12:03:02 PM  

TwilightZone: Who knew that pastries were so hard to identify?


If it's that hard to identify different pastries, you're either terrible at making 'different' pastries, or you're making waaaaay too many varieties of the same thing.
 
2022-06-27 1:58:28 PM  

ChiliBoots: That's quite adequate when you're sorting out pastries from a shelf where everything's a pastry, maybe not so good when screening a population where 99.9% of the screened subjects are perfectly fine and without cancer.

A screening test that flags way more false positives that true positives makes for a shiatty screening test. Bayes is a pretty harsh slap to reality that way.


Identifying different cell morphologies on a slide isn't that much different from sorting pastries on a plate. At the very least this seems like a relatively cheap and simple way to flag suspicious cases for further study.

TFA links to a much better article (may need to use private window):

https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/the-pastry-ai-that-learned-to-fight-cancer
 
2022-06-27 4:22:52 PM  
Bread or Cancer?

Uh, Bread please
 
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