Ontology simply means a set of concepts and categories in a subject area or domain that shows their properties and the relationships between them. Livemint brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “From ontology to oncology: Deep science for medical AI.”

The top-down approach of machine learning allows it to better its own artificial intelligence (AI) applications as more data continues to arrive. While many current AI uses focus on everyday activities like finding a location, predicting behaviors, etc., some applications of AI affect our well-being and safety in profound ways. This is why it is so important to have a solid body of specialized knowledge before computer programmers are given free reign to write code for systems. The hazards in fields such as medicine and engineering can lead to disastrous outcomes. An ontology based on deep science around cognitive thinking for medicine is of paramount importance.

Melody K. Smith

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