The company introduced the Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare.

Microsoft India is collaborating with with L V Prasad Eye Institute to use artificial intelligence to prevent blindness and improve eyecare.

The initiative is called the Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare, or MINE. Partner organizations in the consortium are Bascom Palmer – University of Miami, Flaum Eye Institute – University of Rochester, Federal University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Brien Holden Vision Institute (Australia).

The partner organizations will seek to come up with machine learning predictive models for vision impairment and eye disease. This will include the rate of change of myopia in children, conditions that impact children’s eyesight, predictive outcomes of refractive surgery, optimal surgery parameters and ways to personalize a surgery and maximize its probability of success.

The release explains: "By studying this data and applying advanced analytics with Microsoft machine learning technology to derive insights, MINE will aim to drive strategies to prevent avoidable blindness and help increase efficiency in the delivery of eyecare worldwide."

Microsoft will deploy Cortana Intelligence Suite, a cloud platform technology, for advanced analytics and to build artificial intelligence models for eyecare.

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