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Two boys smile at the camera. Asymmetric dark spots block parts of the image, representing vision loss from diabetic retinopathy.

AI algorithms detect diabetic eye disease inconsistently

January 5, 2021

Researchers from UW Medicine have found that artificial intelligence-based screening algorithms to diagnose diabetic retinopathy do not perform as well as they claim.
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VisionQuest Gains FDA 510(k) Clearance for the Image Quality Analyzer Software

December 30, 2020

The IQA is a software system intended for use in importing, displaying, analyzing and managing images acquired with digital fundus cameras. The patented software detects the most common causes of retinal imaging artifacts.
Color-coded map of gene expression. Credit: Desplan Lab/NYU

NYU researchers create a "developmental atlas" of gene expression in neurons

November 4, 2020

New York University researchers created a “developmental atlas” of gene expression in neurons, using gene sequencing and machine learning to categorize more than 250,000 neurons in the brains of fruit flies.
Scientist on her computer

Researchers Discover ‘Spooky’ Similarity In How Brains and Computers See

October 22, 2020

A new paper in Current Biology details how neurons in area V4, the first stage specific to the brain’s object vision pathway, represent 3D shape fragments, not just the 2D shapes used to study V4 for the last 40 years.
Graphic with stylized molecules

Machine learning helps grow artificial organs

July 7, 2020

Researchers have developed a neural network capable of recognizing retinal tissues during the process of their differentiation in a dish.
Slices of brain with specific regions highlighted, suspended over images of faces

Faces, bodies, spiders, and radios: How the brain represents visual objects

June 5, 2020

Caltech researchers have combined tools from machine learning and neuroscience to discover that the brain uses a mathematical system to organize visual objects according to their principal components. The work was published June 3 in Nature.
Images of faces next to computer-generated versions of that face

A new model of vision

March 4, 2020

Computer model of face processing could reveal how the brain produces richly detailed visual representations so quickly.
Small baby sleeping in hospital

Tech that detects cause of preemie blindness gets federal nod

January 30, 2020

An artificial intelligence algorithm that can detect a potentially devastating cause of childhood blindness better than most human experts has been granted breakthrough status by the FDA.
Fly eye in red, green and yellow

How Do Fruit Flies See in Color?

January 9, 2020

Study from Columbia University uncovers human-like brain circuit at work. Their findings lay the groundwork for mapping mechanisms of color vision.
An illustration of a human brain with stimulated neurons.

Deep neural networks uncover what the brain likes to see

November 4, 2019

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Tübingen in Germany have developed a novel computational approach to finding stimuli that neurons in the brain ‘like.’