The first thing that comes to mind when someone says Google, is to pull out your mobile and get yourself ready to do a search. Not many people know about Google’s children companies such as Alphabet. Whilst we are busy searching away, Google and their subsidiaries are in the back, changing reality.
The company behind this and one of Google’s subsidiaries is DeepMind, based in London. DeepMind is using advanced Ai (Artificial Intelligence) software to detect signs of disease. This they claim to be more accurate than the judgment of a human.
The tests are currently being trialed with Moorfields Eye Hospital.
“An automated algorithm to diagnose eye diseases from Moorfields’ and Google’s London-based artificial intelligence unit, DeepMind, may have the potential to cut down the number of time doctors spend diagnosing from OCT scans. New research published in the journal Nature Medicine shows DeepMind’s AI being taught to recognize 50 common eye problems – including three of the biggest eye diseases: glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration.”