Diabetes is no joke, regardless of what Wilford Brimley memes you’ve seen. The disease’s associated foot ulcers can lead to amputation of the limb while diabetic retinopathy (DR) can rob people of their sight. Some 415 million diabetics worldwide are at risk of this visual affliction and many of those living with it in the developing world lack sufficient health care access to treat it. That’s why Google is training its deep learning AI to spot DR before it becomes a problem — and without the help of an on-site doctor.
Dr. Priscilla Chan and mark Zuckerberg. Image Credit: Chan Zuckerberg SOURCE IN BRIEF The Chan Zuckerberg initiative has taken a huge first step toward their... Read more →