Google’s new AI based retina scan detects heart disease

Updated:7 months, 1 week ago IST

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Google’s scientists and its health-tech subsidiary, Verily have revealed that analysing scans of the back of an individual's eye can help detect the risk of heart disease. According to a report appeared on The Verge, Google explained that through the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), the company's software can accurately deduce data, including an individual's age, blood pressure, and whether or not they smoke. Through machine learning Google and Verily's scientists analyzed a medical dataset of nearly 300,000 patients, as per the report. Eye scans data as well as general medical data was included in the analysis. If successful, this technology can significantly enhance the medical field in terms of early detection, primarily through minimum human involvement.

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