UK hospital partnering with Google’s DeepMind to use AI in scanning for eye diseases

Alphabet-owned Google DeepMind is partnering with the U.K.’s Moorfields Eye Hospital in an effort to use artificial intelligence to identify people prone to losing their sight as a result of an eye disease. Under the partnership, Moorfields will apply DeepMind’s algorithms to see if they can spot early signs of age-related macular degeneration and sight loss that occur as a result of diabetes. The National Health Service hospital will apply the technology to one million anonymous optical coherence tomography scans in an effort to identify eye conditions that human eye care experts might miss. It’s estimated that about 2 million people in the U.K. have some form of sight loss, and about 360,000 are registered as blind or partially sighted. Currently, eye health professionals use digital scans of the eye…


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