If only they would use their genius for Good not Evil–Maxwell Smart

Age-related  eye disease affect over 100 million people worldwide, a number which is expected to double by 2050!   Of the diseases, Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the working age population.  Early detection and treatment can prevent 98% of severe visual loss resulting from diabetes.   DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company owned by Google, and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London hopes to make a difference by using AI to analyze more than one million anonymous eye scans, creating algorithms that can detect early warning signs that humans might miss.  Using a simple digital scan of an eye,  they are hoping that Deepmind can spot two eye conditions in particular: wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, the latter being the fastest growing cause of blindness around the world.     Not long from now a photograph taken on a smart phone will be all that is needed to examine a person’s eyes and avoid vision loss.–which is great news to the 90% of the world who has no access to vision care.   Chaos take notice!

For more information click here: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/google-deepmind-nhs-ai-eye-disease-early-signs-learn-a7120571.html

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