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Google has an AI algorithm that uses your eyes to predict heart disease

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William Mulcahy
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AI is the technological acronym of the moment, appearing tied to everything from smart speakers to smartphones.

Scientists at Google’s health tech arm, Verily, however, have started using artificial intelligence to assess a person’s risk of developing heart disease.

Verily has developed an AI algorithm which is able to analyze scans of the back of a person’s eye and determine their age, blood pressure and whether or not they’re a smoker.

Basically, all of the potential cardiovascular risk areas.

Using this information, it’s then possible to assess someone’s risk of suffering a heart attack or developing heart disease.

The researchers trained the algorithm using machine learning by having it analyze the eye scans and general medical data of around 300,000 patients.

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