Google Blog – 5.31.23
In 2015, a small research team at Google brainstormed how AI could help improve people’s health. We met doctors like Dr. Kim Ramasamy at Aravind Eye Hospital, who had a lifelong vision of improving access to eyesight-saving patient care. There are not enough specialists in many parts of the world, and having an AI-powered screening system could help doctors reach more patients. We set out to explore whether we could train AI to identify diabetic retinopathy (DR), a leading and growing cause of preventable blindness, and in 2016, we built an AI model that performed on par with eyecare doctors.