CWI researcher Peter Bosman of CWI's Life Sciences & Health group has been awarded a grant from the NWO KLEIN programme together with Tanja Alderliesten (former Amsterdam UMC, now Leiden UMC).
KLEIN (or ‘small scale’) grants are intended for innovative, high-quality, fundamental research and/or studies involving matters of scientific urgency. Bosman will use the grant for a project called "EXAMINE - Evolutionary eXplainable Artificial Medical INtelligence Engine", in which the research team will focus on building new forms of AI that are based on comprehensible models.
Artificial intelligence is transforming the world. New and popular technologies such as deep learning are very powerful but difficult to explain. Because physicians want to understand what an AI prediction is based on, this may be preventing them from using this technology for medical applications. We are now building new forms of AI that are based on comprehensible models. This requires new, powerful and versatile optimization algorithms that we are developing based on the state-of-the-art in model-based evolutionary algorithms. We will be testing the resulting system, EXAMINE (Evolutionary eXplainable Artificial Medical INtelligence Engine) on a recent and unique clinical data set of gynaecological cancer patients.