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Paige, Microsoft to Develop Digital Pathology AI Model for Cancer

NEW YORK – Paige announced on Thursday that it will team up with Microsoft to build an image-based artificial intelligence model for digital pathology and oncology applications. 

Paige previously developed a model using more than 1 billion images from 500,000 pathology slides across multiple cancer types, it said in a statement. Under its deal with Microsoft, the company will incorporate up to 4 million digitized microscopy slides across a variety of cancer types into a new artificial intelligence model, using Microsoft's supercomputing infrastructure to train the model and deploy it to hospitals and laboratories.

"By combining Microsoft's world-class research and cloud infrastructure with Paige's deep expertise and large-scale data, we are creating new AI models that will enable unprecedented insights into the pathology of cancer," Desney Tan, VP and managing director for Microsoft Health Futures, said in a statement.

Earlier this year, Paige announced that Microsoft would invest in the company to develop AI-based diagnostics and partner with Paige on cloud-based patient care.