Cátia Pesquita, LASIGE integrated member, was the guest on the 90 Segundos de Ciência podcast, on June 13, 2023, talking about the KATY project with the aim of enhancing the use of artificial intelligence techniques in personalized medicine in the field of oncology.
Although artificial intelligence has already proven its utility in various areas, such as aiding in diagnosis, analyzing clinical images, predicting readmission probabilities, or recommending appropriate medications for patients, the truth is that these algorithms will never be integrated into clinical practice until they can be explained.
The KATY project is addressing this challenge by developing an explainable artificial intelligence system with which clinicians can interact to get appropriate drug recommendations for their renal cancer patients. To ensure reliability and trustworthiness, the system will draw upon a vast repository of structured scientific knowledge and will not only recommend the most suitable medication but also provide a science-based explanation that will foster trust and integration into clinical practice.
The podcast is available here.