Google plans to release an artificial intelligence (AI)-based tool to help users identify dermatology concerns with their skin, hair, and nails. The tool will allow users to upload three images of the affected area. They will answer questions about their skin type and symptoms. The AI model will analyze that information and will provide a list of possible matching conditions out of a pool of 288 conditions. The tool will encourage users to visit a physician for confirmation and treatment.
The tool took three years to develop, and the AI was developed using data from 65,000 images of diagnosed skin conditions, skin concerns and healthy skin representing people of difference ages, sexes, races, and skin types. The product has been certified as a Class 1 medical device in Europe but is not yet available in the U.S. Its use was demonstrated on May 18, 2021, during the Google I/O conference. A pilot launch in the United States is expected later this year.
This was reported by Google, Inc. on May 18, 2021.
Contact information: Google, Inc. Website: https://blog.google/technology/health/ai-dermatology-preview-io-2021/