Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

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“• The rear interior wall of the eye (the fundus) is chock-full of blood vessels that reflect the body’s overall health.

• By studying their appearance with camera and microscope, doctors can infer things like an individual’s blood pressure, age, and whether or not they smoke, which are all important predictors of cardiovascular health. […]

• When presented with retinal images of two patients, one of whom suffered a cardiovascular event in the following five years, and one of whom did not, Google’s algorithm was able to tell which was which 70 percent of the time.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/19/17027902/google-verily-ai-algorithm-eye-scan-heart-disease-cardiovascular-risk 

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