The Google algorithm has learned to determine the cardiac ailments of the retina

By: Eugene Sherban | 21.02.2018, 10:15
The Google algorithm has learned to determine the cardiac ailments of the retina

AT   Google X Labs   a new curious company was born   - Verily. AND   as they wrote The Verge, these guys have learned to determine cardiovascular diseases, just by   retina of the eye.

How it works

The retina of the eye is filled with blood vessels, which reflect the general condition of the body. Therefore, researchers Verily drove through the program data of about 300 thousand patients, with   using which the algorithm has learned to see patterns and   from   high accuracy in determining patient's age, blood pressure, and   even smokes   the patient. A   these data in   turn allow   high accuracy, for example, predict the likelihood of a heart attack.

Why it's cool

Studies Verily say that their   algorithm diagnoses diseases with   the   same success as   advanced diagnostic equipment in   cardiological centers. 70% of the   algorithm versus 72% for   method of SCORE, in   which is based on a variety of blood tests. A   this means that to control the work of the heart in   future will be enough for an ordinary smartphone with   camera.

Source: The Verge