AI helping to diagnose Eye Conditions
I was reading in the Evening Standard tonight about how AI is helping to diagnose different types of eye disease. There has been a pioneering trial at Moorfields.
The technology has been developed at Google's AI company DeepMind, in the tests it found the issues with a 94% accuracy, this will in 50 types of diseases, also in 1000 tests not a single case that needed a referral was missed.
Doctors reckon this could become standard practice in three years, and could help to speed up diagnosis and treatment for patients. Deepmind beleieve the same technology can be used to analyse X-ray, CT and MRI scans as well.
It used 14,884 historic and anonymised 3D scans to teach the computer how to spot the diseases, after this a further 1000 scans from patients from Moorfields were used, only two out of the 1000 were false postives.
This is a great use of technology and AI going forward, do you agree or do you think this should be left to humans only?