Another giant leap for Artificial Intelligence and the healthtech industry...
Google’s health subsidiary, Verily, announced that their new AI algorithm can assess heart disease risk by analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eyes.
The new software purportedly can determine a person’s age, blood pressure, and smoking habits and use the data to predict the risk of a major cardiac event.
An AI algorithm evaluated eye scans and, after refining its model with machine learning, was able to predict cardiovascular risk factors like age, gender and blood pressure. This could lead to easier and potentially quicker analysis than a blood test with roughly the same accuracy as current methods.