The FDA Just Opened the Door to Let AI Make Medical Decisions on Its Own

April 13, 2018

(Quartz) – The US Food and Drug Administration approved this week the first software powered by artificial intelligence that replaces the need for a specialized doctor to interpret medical imagery. The software is called IDx-DR, made by diagnostic AI startup IDx, and specifically analyzes images of the retina to detect whether a person with diabetes has a complication from the disease called diabetic retinopathy.

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