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Can Deep Learning Detect Dementia?

Last month, Siegfried Wagner of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology gave a TEDx Talk. He described how deep learning and AI-powered eye care can detect dementia – one of the leading causes of death in the UK. To that end, Wagner highlighted the importance of high-resolution non-invasive retinal scanning in the clinic – and the community.


Do you think AI may be the answer to patients' prayers? Let us know in the comments.

Over the last few years, we’ve had the pleasure of speaking to some of the most influential figures in the field. So if you’d like more expert insight on AI’s application in eye care, take a look at these articles from our archive:

  • Daniel Ting introduces the screening algorithms that are making overworked diagnosticians’ lives easier
  • In part one of our Ophthalmic Frontier feature, four AI and deep learning gurus discussed the use of advanced technologies in eye care – and predicted where they may take us next
  • Part two addressed the ethical implications of using advanced technologies in eye care, as well as potential solutions to the problems they present
  • And finally, Andrzej Grzybowski and Piotr Brona explored the real-world impact of artificial intelligence in diabetic retinopathy screening
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