The plan is to feed a computer a million eye scans and let it learn patterns.

Google’s artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, has teamed up with a hospital in England on a research project that could lead to detecting vision loss and other eye problems sooner, Popular Mechanics writes. The article says the project calls for giving DeepMind’s computer more than a million anonymous eye scans to let it learn patterns and make predictions. DeepMind’s idea is to train AI to detect early signs of age-related macular degeneration as well as vision loss related to diabetes.

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