Partnership Eyes Machine Learning Technology To Fight Macular Degeneration

By Christine Kern, contributing writer Google DeepMind and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust team up for sight. Google DeepMind announced a partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital National Health Service Foundation Trust that aims to determine whether or not machine learning technology can be used to analyze eye scans for earlier detection and interventions for eye degeneration. Google bought DeepMind in 2014 in a move to expand its artificial intelligence presence. The collaboration is the result of efforts by Pearse Keane, a consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields, who contact DeepMind regarding a partnership to help conquer diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which combined affect more than 625,000 people in the U.K. and over 100 million individuals across the globe. The goal of the project is to create a digital…


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