The NHS is exploring whether Google’s AI could help to save people’s eyesight

NHS eye hospital Moorfields has announced it is working with DeepMind — an artificial intelligence research lab acquired by Google in 2014 for a reported £400 million — in a bid to identify people who are likely to lose their sight as a result of an eye disease. Through the medical research partnership, Moorfields will investigate whether DeepMind’s AI technology can be used to help spot early signs of eye conditions that human eye care experts might miss. In order to determine whether DeepMind’s AI technology is useful for diagnosing eye conditions, Moorfields is applying the company’s algorithms to one million anonymous OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) scans. The aim is to determine whether the algorithms can learn to spot early signs of age-related macular degeneration and sight loss that occurs…


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