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Bringing the power of Deep Learning
to clinical practice!

Paper Code

A Showcase for xAI
in Clinical Practice & Education

exAID enables medical professionals to understand and use AI's diagnosis as an aid in clinical practice. Additionally, the extensive model & data analysis helps future dermatologists & medical researchers to better understand patterns in data & developers to identify biases in the model.

  • Conceptual & Textual Diagnosis Justification
  • Visual Concept Localization
  • Data Analysis
  • Model Analysis


exAID offers a Diagnostic Mode for clinical practice and an Educational Mode for educational & development purposes.

Our Team

exAID is being developed by a team of researchers at German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH (DFKI). The use case of dermatoscopic lesion classification is developed with kind support from Department of Dermatology of Universitätsklinikum Münster and Department of Dermatology of Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf.

Related Publications

Lucieri, A., Bajwa, M. N., Braun, S. A., Malik, M. I., Dengel, A., & Ahmed, S. (2022). ExAID: A Multimodal Explanation Framework for Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Skin Lesions. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 106620.

Zicari, R. V., Ahmed, S., Amann, J., Braun, S. A., ... & Wurth, R. (2021). Co-Design of a Trustworthy AI System in Healthcare: Deep Learning Based Skin Lesion Classifier. Frontiers in Human Dynamics, 40.

Lucieri, A., Bajwa, M. N., Dengel, A., & Ahmed, S. (2020). Explaining AI-based Decision Support Systems using Concept Localization Maps. Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2020). Springer, Cham.

Lucieri, A., Bajwa, M. N., Braun, S. A., Malik, M. I., Dengel, A., & Ahmed, S. (2020). On interpretability of deep learning based skin lesion classifiers using concept activation vectors. Proceedings of the 2020 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2020). IEEE, New York.

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us if you have any problems or questions concerning our framework or service.


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Phone Number

+49 631 20575 5361