Machine learning to fight blindness as NHS secures AI vision with Google Deep Mind

London based Moorfields Eye Hospital has teamed up with Google’s Deep Mind AI division to help prevent blindness. The hospital will be using the technology to automatically detect eye diseases from a million anonymous eyes scans. The AI capabilities built onto the system will be able to search and provide alerts for any early signs that indicate a patient might be developing some sort eye disease, such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. By 2050, experts believe the number of people suffering from sight loss in the UK will top four million, double today’s figures. However, experts believe thousands of cases can be prevented. For example, early detection of any signs of blindness in people with diabetes could help reduce cases by as much as 98%. Google’s Deep Mind AI…


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