Dec. 18, 2018
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Playing video games may help researchers find personalized medical treatment for sepsis

Jeremy Thomas/LLNL

A deep learning approach originally designed to teach computers how to play video games better than humans could aid in developing personalized medical treatment for sepsis, a disease that causes about 300,000 deaths per year and for which there is no known cure. LLNL, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Vermont, is exploring how deep reinforcement learning can discover therapeutic drug strategies for sepsis by using a simulation of a patient’s innate immune system as a platform for virtual experiments. Read more at LLNL News.