An A.I. for the eye: New tech cuts time for spotting signs of diabetic eye disease

Self-learning retinal screening tech cuts time needed to spot signs of diabetic eye disease

Imagine a future where the results and analysis of an eye scan can be produced in three minutes instead of an hour, and where even people in remote, rural communities can receive access to early screenings to prevent diabetic blindness.

These options may soon become realities, thanks to a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) software system, Selena+.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2019, with the headline 'An A.I. for the eye'. Subscribe