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Artificial Intelligence predicts cardiovascular risk from retinal images

retinal imagesGoogle researchers predicted cardiovascular risk factors not previously thought to be quantifiable in retinal images using artificial intelligence, according to a study published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. Scientists were able to identify risk factors such as age, gender, smoking status, blood pressure and major adverse cardiac events by only looking at the eye.

Cardiovascular diseases are lethal and widespread
According to the WHO, an estimated 17 million people die of cardiovascular diseases, particularly heart attacks and strokes, every year. Looking only at the statistics of heart diseases, one in every fourth deaths occurs due to heart conditions in the United States.

The European Society of Cardiology published its study about the heart health of 45 countries (European nations, some former Soviet states, North Africa and parts of the Middle East). It turned out that heart disease accounts for over 50 percent of all deaths in many middle-income European countries, compared with less than 30 percent in the high-income countries of Western Europe. These terrifying numbers truly show the need for prevention and timely intervention.
In the future, artificial intelligence-based predictions could be the answer!

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Google Glass introductory course on LinkedIn

Google GlassGoogle Glass is a polarizing technology—a wearable computer that places both a screen and a camera near your eye, allowing unprecedented convenience but also raising ethical questions given the ease with which one can surreptitiously capture images and video. Author and gadget enthusiast Doug Winnie calls Google Glass a “heads-up display for your life.” You can also use it to capture and stream a live broadcast of the world around you. In this introductory course, Doug shows off the features and functions of Google Glass while exploring the privacy concerns and social ramifications of this new device for users. Click here to access to the course…

Trainer: Doug Winnie

Planet to acquire Terra Bella

PlanetPlanet Labs is thrilled to announce that we have entered into an agreement with Google, wherein Planet will acquire the Terra Bella business including the SkySat constellation of satellites, and Google upon closing, will enter into a multi-year contract to purchase Earth-imaging data from Planet. Click here for more…

Below you can find a short presentation for the Planet activities.

Here is the Skybox constellation (Terra Bella) description from the co-founder Ching-Yu Hu.