The healthcare technology company Philips and Silo AI, the largest private AI lab in the Nordics, have teamed up to accelerate development of AI solutions. As the first step, the two companies have built a computer vision solution to analyze MRI images in order to automatically detect organs for 3D segmentation, needed for radiotherapy purposes.
The solution combines Silo AI’s computer vision expertise and the healthcare experience that Philips offers. The algorithms could generate information that can be used for novel radiotherapy planning purposes such as organ autocontouring and MR-only radiotherapy, which can streamline workflows, reduce repetitive manual work and support patient-centric care in radiotherapy.
– We wanted to take our existing AI capabilities to the next level by bringing in expertise from Silo AI. It is a pleasure to collaborate with Silo AI, who has extremely valuable capabilities in applying computer vision to the healthcare domain, says Tero Virta, Head of R&D in Radiation Oncology at Philips.
– We’re lucky to be able to work with such a long-standing expert in healthcare technology like Philips. Their technological abilities and knowhow have made the collaboration smooth and easy. With Philips, we have the potential to provide our computer vision capabilities into real-world healthcare solutions that scale globally and can improve the lives of thousands of patients, says Peter Sarlin, CEO at Silo AI.
About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2019 sales of EUR 19.5 billion and employs approximately 81,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries.
Brand and Marketing Manager, Philips
Head of R&D in Radiation Oncology at Philips
About Silo AI
Silo AI is the largest AI solution and service provider in the Nordics that solves the most strenuous challenges in machine learning, computer vision and natural language processing. Silo AI aims at being a trusted partner that brings AI into product development and delivers AI-driven solutions and products. The company serves clients across several industries on four continents. Some Silo AI solutions include a tool for the Finnish airline Finnair to improve situational awareness and a tool to improve water quality at water treatment facilities for the global leading engineering company Ramboll.
Communications & Marketing Lead, Silo AI
CEO, Silo AI