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Google announces health tool to identify skin conditions


Google's latest foray into health care is a web tool that uses artificial intelligence to help people identify skin, hair, or nail conditions. The company previewed the tool at I/O today, and it says it hopes to launch a pilot later this year. People can use their phone's camera to take three pictures of the problem area -- for example, a rash on their arm. The tool then gives a list of possible conditions from a set of 288 that it's trained to recognize. It's not intended to diagnose the problem, the company said in a blog post.

Google's new AI-powered dermatology assist tool will identify skin conditions


Tech giant Google has come up with an AI model that can identify skin conditions from descriptive text and image input. As bizarre as Google getting into the medical sector sounds, if this tool can actually do what Google claims, it could possibly identify fatal skin conditions or even early stages of skin cancer. How Google's dermatology assist tool will work When this dermatology tool pilot launches later this year, users will be able to, using their phone's camera, upload images of their skin, nail or hair to the web application. Then the user will be asked to answer some common questions like what symptoms they have, for how long they are facing these issues, etc. After receiving the information and images of the condition from different angles, Google's AI model will analyse the input and cross-check with predefined 288 skin conditions and give users few possible matching conditions.

Google Will Soon Let You Identify Skin Conditions With Your Phone Camera


Google has developed a new tool that uses AI to help people identify common skin conditions. Every year, people reach out to Google Search almost 10 billion times to ask questions about skin, nails, and hair. While the information is there, it remains difficult for many to precisely describe the visible symptoms with words alone. Statistics show that over two billion people across the globe are affected by dermatological issues, and there is a global shortage of specialists. That's why Google developed the AI-powered dermatology assist tool – a web-based application that works with the camera on your phone.

Healthy Living: AI Maps Skin Cancer


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Using AI to help find answers to common skin conditions


Each year we see almost ten billion Google Searches related to skin, nail and hair issues. Two billion people worldwide suffer from dermatologic issues, but there's a global shortage of specialists. While many people's first step involves going to a Google Search bar, it can be difficult to describe what you're seeing on your skin through words alone. Our AI-powered dermatology assist tool is a web-based application that we hope to launch as a pilot later this year, to make it easier to figure out what might be going on with your skin. Once you launch the tool, simply use your phone's camera to take three images of the skin, hair or nail concern from different angles.

Skin and Dermatology - When History meets AI


History of Dermatology: The Brazilian authors of this article are offering us a fascinating journey into dermatology. The latter is defined by technologies which have revolutionized social interactions, content sharing and access to health. Derm Assist – the new Google App! Facing 2 billion people worldwide suffering from a skin disease among which 1.4 billion do not have access to care and the 10 billion searches for skin conditions on the company's search engine, Google has decided to act. The new App (check the video), dubbed Derm Assist, aims to help people spot skin, hair and nail conditions, based on images uploaded by patients. The company added that this artificial intelligence (AI) is not designed to be a substitute for medical diagnosis and treatment.

HealthWatch: Artificial Intelligence Maps Out Skin Cancer


MIAMI, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire)-- According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by age 70. However, when detected early the five-year survival rate for melanoma, one of the deadliest cancers, is 99 percent. Now, doctors are using artificial intelligence to increase their odds of catching cancer early. There's so much fun to have in the sun. The sun's UV rays are linked to 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers, but … "If you can detect a cancer early, your survival is going to increase, especially for melanoma," explained Jill Waibel, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Baptist Health.

Google Announces New AI App To Diagnose Skin Conditions


We've all probably done it at some point: snapping a photo of a rash or a mole and sending it to a friend or colleague for advice on the "next steps". But often the "next steps" may include confusion, uncertainty, or just plain fear. So imagine if AI could guide you to a range of possible diagnoses, and provide you with a more realistic set of possibilities (as opposed to just guessing) on what the skin lesion may actually be. But Dr. Google has been keenly aware of the need for teledermatology to enhance our lives, and with their data indicating that over ten billion searches annually are made related to skin, hair and nail conditions, the natural progression was to take advantage of the high resolution camera in your smartphone and harness the power of AI to conduct a search of a skin condition that may be often difficult to describe in words alone. Well, this past Tuesday at the Google's annual developer conference, the tech giant revealed the fruits of 3 years of labor toward its goal of harnessing the diagnostic power of AI loaded into your smartphone to diagnose common skin conditions.

Doctors fear Google skin check app will lead to 'tsunami of overdiagnosis'

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Google's entry into health diagnostics has alarmed health experts who fear a new artificial intelligence tool to identify skin conditions could lead to overdiagnosis, or rare and complex skin conditions being missed. At a technology conference in the US on Tuesday, Google revealed there are almost 10bn Google searches related to skin, nail and hair issues every year. In response, Google has developed an artificial intelligence "dermatology assist tool" for people with concerns about their skin. Users of the app can use their phone to take three images of their skin, hair or nails from different angles. The app will then ask users questions about their skin type, how long they have had the issue, and for other symptoms that help narrow down the possibilities.

Google unveils AI tool that can identify 288 skin conditions

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Google has revealed an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered tool that can identify 288 different skin conditions, including warts, cysts and lipoma. The tool, which Google hopes to launch as a pilot later this year, will let users take and submit three images of an area of concern – either skin, hair or nails – from different angles. They'll then be asked questions about skin type, how long they've had the issue and other symptoms to give a list of possible matching conditions. The tool has been trained with around 65,000 images of diagnosed skin conditions, as well as millions of other images of concern and thousands of examples of healthy skin. Google stressed that the tool is not intended to provide a diagnosis nor be a substitute for medical advice, but rather help users make a'more informed decision' about whether to go to a doctor.