An AI Ophthalmologist Shows How Machine Learning May Transform Medicine

The artificially intelligent eye doctor is in

Google researchers got an eye-scanning algorithm to figure out on its own how to detect a common form of blindness, showing the potential for artificial intelligence to transform medicine remarkably soon. The algorithm can look at retinal images and detect diabetic retinopathy-which affects almost a third of diabetes patients-as well as a highly trained ophthalmologist can.

Peter Karth