Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Google’s DeepMind AI to use 1 million NHS eye scans to spot diseases earlier | Ars Technica

See this DeepMind page for more details

"Google’s DeepMind division has announced a partnership with the NHS’s Moorfields Eye Hospital to apply machine learning to spot common eye diseases earlier. The five-year research project will draw on one million anonymous eye scans which are held on Moorfields’ patient database, with the aim to speed up the complex and time-consuming process of analysing eye scans.

The hope is that this will allow diagnoses of common causes of sight loss, like diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, to be spotted more rapidly and hence be treated more effectively. For example, Google says that up to 98 percent of sight loss resulting from diabetes can be prevented by early detection and treatment."
Google’s DeepMind AI to use 1 million NHS eye scans to spot diseases earlier | Ars Technica
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