Google’s AI Tries to Diagnose Eye Conditions in New Partnership

Google’s artificial intelligence subsidiary DeepMind is teaming up with the U.K.’s National Health Service for a new research initiative focusing on eye diseases. The NHS will give Google access to a million anonymous eye scans. DeepMind will then have its computers analyze this data to identify certain eye defects, according to Bloomberg. The hope is that this study will provide physicians with a digital tool that is capable of quickly diagnosing eye issues related to diabetes or macular degeneration, which are conditions that can eventually lead to vision loss, reported The Guardian. “There’s so much at stake, particularly with diabetic retinopathy. If you have diabetes you’re 25 times more likely to go blind. If we can detect this, and get in there as early as possible, then 98 percent of…


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