Google Is Training Computers to Detect Eye Disease

The DeepMind project is using AI to quickly process thousands of eye scans, something human specialists can’t do. Machine learning and artificial intelligence hold promise for medical researchers from around the globe hoping to identify and cure diseases, and one of the first targets for the nascent technology is diabetic retinopathy, which can cause blindness in people with diabetes. Google’s DeepMind project is training AI algorithms to identify patterns in eye scans that may indicate the disease’s presence, something that takes human specialists a long time to do. “It takes me my whole life experience to follow one patient’s history,” opthamologist Peng Tee Khaw told The Guardian. “And yet patients rely on my experience to predict their future. If we could use machine-assisted deep learning, we could be so much…


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