Google DeepMind Using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to Prevent Sight Loss

Google acquired DeepMind in 2014 to apply machine learning and artificial intelligence in applications that could change human lives. DeepMind just announced a medical research project with an NHS Trust to combat sight loss specifically related to Diabetes and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). As per DeepMind: Diabetes is on the rise. It’s estimated that 1 in 11 of the world’s adult population are affected. It’s also the leading cause of blindness in the working age population – if you’re diabetic you are 25 times more likely to suffer some kind of sight loss. Early detection and treatment can prevent 98% of severe visual loss resulting from diabetes – but that doesn’t always happen. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the commonest cause of blindness in the UK. Every single day – in the…


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