August 20, 2018

ABOVE AVERAGE IS OVER:

This AI can identify 50 eye diseases with superb accuracy-and explain its diagnoses (MELISSA LOCKER, 8/20/18, Fast Company)

In a paper published in Nature Medicine on Monday, Google's DeepMind subsidiary, UCL, and researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital showed off their new AI system. The researchers used deep learning to create algorithm-driven software that can identify common patterns in data culled from dozens of common eye diseases from 3D scans. The result is an AI that can identify more than 50 diseases with incredible accuracy and can then refer patients to a specialist. Even more important, though, is that the AI can explain why a diagnosis was made, indicating which part of the scan prompted the outcome. It's an important step in both medicine and in making AIs slightly more human.

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