Humans are fragile. That’s not to say that we’re meat sacks waiting to decay and die, but we’re only able to survive the pathogenic conditions of 21st century society thanks to modern day medicine.
We’ve come a long way from using charms and bloodletting to help cure countless diseases, but what if I told you that we are still clueless in the origin of diseases, let alone how to cure many of the complex disorders we face.
Scientists only completed Human Genome Project in 2003, and we haven’t even scratched the surface of the human microbiome and epigenome.
Computer vision has transformed the way we look at the world’s most challenging problems (see what I did there, look).
Despite having new algorithms and model architectures come up and change the playing field, we still have a long way to go in terms accessibility, efficiency, and accuracy of these models before we decide to have all of our doctors on the GPU.
For now though, let’s look at what can be done with some stable internet connection, a computer, and PyTorch. The result: a CNN that can accurately diagnose diabetic retinopathy.
I’m not going to focus all that much…
Deep learning is difficult, to say the least. The plurality of structures and methods for creating neural network architectures are almost exclusive to very selective problems. In most cases, the boilerplate models just won’t cut it, so how do you go about designing the best neural network?
The reality is there is no right answer, but there are a few general rules to follow founded from research in fields like sparsity, memory, pruning, to efficiently test and produce a viable model.
In essence, neural networks are just structures that information flows through. Certain operations are done on this information in…
In a time where we are so interconnected, it is baffling that we can be just as alone. I remember feeling alone, and I’m sure we all have at some point in our lives. Everyone in the world has felt incompetent, damaged, or misguided.
But in that we also have found new ways to adapt and grow through platforms that speak openly about mental health to new outlets for getting help.
It’s that human connection that makes us complete, but we still have a long ways to go from living in a world where we can fairly and effectively treat…
I’ve always looked at Disney as this magical company with a life-like personality. It’s crazy to think that there is a corporation out there that fundamentally changed the way we kids thought about the world and the people we looked up to. As someone who has the maturity level of a peanut but also growing out of G-rated movies, I don’t often think of a company when I hear the words expanse, creativity, and culture as much as Disney.
We’re back with CNNs and developing accurate classification models. I recommend you read the last part (and clap it up too) so that you’re familiar with the content, the approach, and dataset that we’re using.
To give you a refresher, we designed a CNN to diagnose Diabetic Retinopathy from a dataset with 3662 images of patients with either Mild, Moderate, Severe, Proliferate DR, or No DR cases. After training and evaluating the model however, the accuracy only reached 23% as the loss did not go down and stayed around 1.6 [loss.item()].
After some reconstruction and learning_rate graphs, I found that…
We all wish to be different or unique in our lives, hoping to be seen for our strengths from the rest. However, some of us are born not with rare gifts, but unfortunately with rare diseases. More than 350 million people across the world are living with 1 of the 7000 rare genetic diseases (RD) discovered, 75% of which are children. Despite these staggering numbers, rare genetic disorders are severely underemphasized in the medical field as each disorder must follow an extensive and expensive detecting and treatment process that many patients across the world do not have access to.
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