Transforming data into knowledge for better care.
A reliable AI expert since the 1990s
Siemens Healthineers has been involved in the field of machine learning since the 1990s. Siemens Healthineers owns more than 500 patent families related to machine learning, more than 125 patent families thereof are related to deep learning. More than 40 offerings on the market are AI-powered.
The basic algorithmic system is by no means new. The theoretical principles go right back to the 1980s and 1990s, but the computing capacities at that time were insufficient for the analysis of such large data volumes and thus prevented the technology from becoming successful. Today, sufficient volumes of training data are available, including in the medical sector. Because computing capacities have also increased considerably, the implementation of deep neuronal networks is now possible.
High-quality data is the fuel for continuously improving results. Over the course of the last few years, Siemens Healthineers has invested in a dedicated structured reading team, building a database potentially accessing more than 325 million curated images, reports, and clinical and operational data which are fed into, and used to train, algorithms.
It takes a powerful infrastructure to manage and process these big data sets. To advance AI and its algorithms, a high-performing infrastructure and powerful data centers are essential. Our vast array of regional data centers delivers this power. Our super computer “Sherlock” runs NVIDIA® Tesla® Tensor Cores, at 16 petaFLOPS (1015) floating-point operations per second. These are 16,000,000,000,000,000 floating operations per second.
Close cooperation with our partners is essential to our success in these endeavors – partners such as well-respected healthcare providers who then work together with our team of hundreds of talented, award-winning AI and data scientists to achieve exceptional outcomes.