Scientists have turned to the public to help with their latest cancer research in the form of an online citizen science game.
AcCELLerate tasks users with tracing the outline of a series of fluorescent dye-stained tongue images which become increasingly complex, using their computer mouse or finger on a smartphone.
It is designed to train a computer algorithm to recognize oral cancers in medical images, improving its ability to differentiate between healthy and cancerous cells. The outcomes of the public training the AI will help me assess tumor tissue samples in a faster and more reliable way.”
It is hoped the tool can be used to advance research into other cancers.
The game forms part of the Royal Society Summer Science 2021 event and can be found at