(WTNH)–An eye-opener, as artificial intelligence begins to fulfill its promise to revolutionize medical care. In a new study released on Friday, researchers used artificial intelligence and eye-imaging techniques to diagnose two leading causes of blindness worldwide: age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema.
Related: Patient advocacy group paves way for breakthrough gene therapy for genetic disease They taught a computer algorithm what early eye scans looked like for those two diseases, and also taught it what a normal eye looks like. With each exposure, the artificial intelligence learned more about the differences between them.
Eventually, they showed the computer a random assortment of eye scans–healthy as well as diseased. The machine could tell which was which just as well as the experts.
This could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment. Read more from wtnh.com…
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