Adapted from BMJ 30 Sept 2023
Nature has reported that an AI model called RETFound has been successfully trained to diagnose diabetic retinopathy from eye scans.
1.6 million unlabelled retinopathy pictures were used to teach the computer what a retina looked like. After this it was taught to diagnose specific conditions using a much smaller selection of images. The machine was excellent at diagnosing diabetic retinopathy and progress has also been made in teaching it to diagnose cardiac failure, stroke and Parkinson’s disease.
How clever is that!