Google develops all kinds of AI tools for social and scientific purposes. In recent years, the company has tested tools: for predicting floods, protecting whales and even detecting skin conditions. Developers of Google AI have now created a “deep learning tool”.
Skin conditions are among the most common forms of illness, after a cold, tiredness and headache. Google estimates that around 25 percent of all patients worldwide are under treatment for skin conditions. Worldwide there is a shortage of dermatologists, which means that many GPs make diagnoses themselves and they are less accurate than when they are done by a specialist.