The AI that spots eye disease 用人工智慧技術檢測眼科疾病



The AI that spots eye disease 用人工智慧技術檢測眼科疾病


和 “驚人的變化 surprising changes” 有關的詞彙


How many eye conditions did the computer detect?


On the brinkof going blind, Elaine’s sight was saved by doctors at Moorfields Hospital. This scan showed she needed urgent treatment.


Now artificial intelligence – machines – have learnt how to interpret these complex images. A computer analysed a thousand patients’ scans using a set of rules – an algorithm – and was able to detect over 50 eye conditions. And did not miss a single urgent case.

如今,被俗稱為 “機器” 的人工智慧儀器學會了詮釋這類複雜圖像的方法。這台計算機依據一系列規則,即演算法,分析了一千名病人的眼部掃描圖,檢測出了五十多種眼科疾病。而且沒有漏掉一個緊急病例。

Dr Pearse Keane, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital
This is a jaw-dropping result – and I think that it will make most eye specialists gasp. Because, you know, we have shown that this algorithm is as good as some of the world’s leading experts in interpreting these scans.

皮爾斯·基恩博士 眼科主任醫師 英國摩菲眼科醫院

Using artificial intelligence to diagnose eye disease could be a game changer. That’s because at present, doctors are swamped by the number of scans they have to read. And some patients go blind before they get treated.


200 people a day in the UK – like Elaine – develop the blinding form of age-related macular degeneration.


She only has vision in her right eye – and welcomes the advent of artificial intelligence in healthcare.


The eye research results, published in the journal Nature Medicine, are so promising that artificial intelligence looks likely to play a key role in the NHS within just a few years.  

這項眼科研究的結果發布在《自然 — 醫學》期刊上,它的前景十分光明,這樣看來,人工智慧將會在短短數年內扮演英國國民保健系統(NHS)中的關鍵性角色。


on the brink of 面臨、就要

jaw-dropping 令人震驚的

gasp (因驚訝)倒吸一口氣

game changer 改變形勢的事物

the advent of …的出現


American computer scientist John McCarthy (1927-2011) is considered one of the fathers of the discipline of artificial intelligence. He even coined the term in the 1950s.

美國計算機科學家約翰·麥卡錫(1927-2011)被認作是人工智慧領域的先驅之一。“人工智慧” 這個詞就是他在1950年代創造的。


The computer analysed a thousand patients’ scans and was able to detect over 50 eye conditions.