DeepMind’s First Medical Research Gig Will Use AI to Diagnose Eye Disease

DeepMind’s First Medical Research Gig Will Use AI to Diagnose Eye Disease Google’s machine learning division plans to help doctors spot the early signs of visual degeneration by sifting through a million eye scans. Every week, Moorfields Eye Hospital in London performs 3,000 optical coherence tomography scans to diagnose vision problems. The scans, which use scattered light to create high-resolution 3-D images of the retina, produce large quantities of data. Analyzing that data is a slow process. Understanding the images requires trained and experienced human eyes to identify problems specific to each case, leaving little or no time to identify broader, population-wide trends that could make early detection easier. That’s just the kind of task that artificial intelligence can be used to tackle, though. So it’s perhaps not surprising that…


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