The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has brought a host of technologies that make everyday tasks easier. The most widely used examples include providing more relevant internet searches, predicting the next word in a text message, identifying the face in a photo on social media, and routing commuters around trouble spots in traffic. The AI discipline of deep learning also has the potential to revolutionize healthcare in ways that researchers are only beginning to explore. A recent announcement by Alphabet‘s (NASDAQ:GOOGL)(NASDAQ:GOOG) Google highlights one example of how research is taking leaps ahead as physicians begin using AI as a tool. A study published in the scientific journal Nature showed that Google’s AI system could detect breast cancer in mammograms more accurately than human radiologists. This breakthrough could lead to better screening tools for those that don’t yet have any signs of the disease.