Google’s AI can predict a person’s heart health just by observing their eyes.
Research was conducted by scientists from Google and its health subsidiary, Verily. Google and Verily used machine learning software to analyze medical data from almost 300,000 patients’ eyes in UK and US.
The Google AI algorithm scans the back of the patient’s eye since the rear wall of the eye is full of blood vessels which can be used to judge a person’s overall health in a medical point of view. The AI software, can analyze blood pressure, the age of the individual, and whether the person smokes or not. All these factors take doctors time to determine. With the help of Google AI, it can be done in a single step.
The software is not yet ready for clinical testing, but is an exciting application of Google AI and old eye scan data. Further research is needed to find out whether the model needs to be adjusted for larger or smaller photos for better outcome and authentic results.