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This is my first Medium article! (Yay!!!) The project is based on my capstone project for my master’s in data science. I had a lot of fun and I learned so much. I would love to here your feedback on this project if you have some free time. You can find the complete project here: https://github.com/ryancburke/blindness_detection

1. Introduction

A quick PubMed search for artificial intelligence revealed more than 15,000 scientific papers published last year. This field has seen a rapid evolution due to the significant contribution it makes on a global and individual scale. At a global level, AI is being utilized to enhance energy, agriculture, and education sectors, to name a few. At the individual level, AI is involved in most of our daily lives, whether it’s a spam filter for our email, or facial/fingerprint detection on our phones. The medical sector is also experiencing a tremendous expansion in AI. From the wearable devices tracking our health in real-time, up to governmental policies being influenced by the predictive power of modern computer algorithms. Another powerful application for AI in medicine is the field of digital pathology. Within the field of digital pathology, computer vision is a branch dedicated to teaching computers to “see”. While we may take the ability to see for granted as humans, teaching computers to “see” is a significant challenge and will be the focus of the following paper. …

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Ryan Burke

Freelance data scientist and a life-long learner.

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