“Google” Allows the Diagnosis of Skin Diseases with A Phone Camera

The company “Google” revealed a new artificial intelligence technology, through which a huge number of skin diseases can be detected through the camera of a smartphone.

The new technology developed by “Google” helps to discover and diagnose diseases of the skin, hair and nails based on images uploaded by patients through a smart application.

The new technology was revealed at the annual developer conference of the technology giant “Google IO”, to begin actual use later this year, after the application obtained the CE mark for use as a certified medical tool in Europe.

Google reported that the artificial intelligence technology used provides the ability to identify 288 skin cases, but it is not designed to be a substitute for medical diagnosis and treatment, noting that the development of this technology took 3 years, and it was trained on a dataset of 65,000 images of diagnosed cases.

It is noteworthy that, in addition to using the images, the application also requires patients to answer a series of questions via the Internet, so that the application creates a clear view of the disease that is being diagnosed.

It is reported that the app has not yet received permission from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States.