Hedge fund ‘quants’ win heart diagnosis challenge

©AFP Two hedge fund “quants” have come up with an algorithm that diagnoses heart disease from MRI images, beating nearly 1,000 other teams in one of the most ambitious competitions in artificial intelligence. Tencia Lee, who recently left Los Angeles-based Crabel Capital Management to join a robotics start-up, said she and partner Qi Liu of hedge fund Two Sigma had not previously worked before with the winning technology, called deep learning. More On this story On this topic IN Technology Ms Lee and Mr Qi entered the contest in December and created a method that has proved, in early tests, to be as effective as a cardiologist in analysing images of the heart. “People have been working on this for 15 years — I’m amazed what kind of results came…

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