Regina Barzilay is a professor at MIT and a world-class researcher in natural language processing and applications of deep learning to chemistry and oncology, or the use of deep learning for early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer.

She has also been recognized for her teaching of several successful AI-related courses at MIT, including the popular Introduction to Machine Learning course. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast run by Lex Fridman.

As use of Machine Learning (ML) in medicine becomes more common, it has the power to transform healthcare. One particularly disruptive example is Cancer Detection and Analysis. Here’s a closer look at how ML helps in this area.

by examining biological data such as DNA methylation and RNA sequencing can then be possible to infer which genes can cause cancer and which genes can instead be able to suppress its expression.