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The Google Tool That Identifies Skin Conditions

You wake up one beautiful morning to a little patch on your skin suggesting a skin condition of some sort. You type in all visible descriptions of this weird skin condition into your favorite search engines only to get very frustrated by the numerous websites and pages of absolutely unhelpful contents. Google has unveiled a tool that uses artificial intelligence to help spot skin, hair and nail conditions, based on images uploaded by patients.

Google’s dermatology tool is designed to let people upload three photos of a skin condition and answer questions about symptoms. Then, it offers a list of possible conditions that artificial intelligence thinks are the best matches.



The AI can identify 288 skin conditions but is not designed to be a substitute for medical diagnosis and treatment, the google said. It has taken three years to develop this tool, and has been trained on a dataset of 65,000 images of diagnosed conditions, as well as millions of images showing conditions people were worried about, and thousands of pictures of healthy skin in all colors. 

Google sees this AI as better than searching for the information yourself, rather than a substitute for medical advice. That means whatever information you get from this tool, seeing your doctor is still advisable. 

Google revealed this and many other innovative techs at the Google IO 2021. The firm is yet to announce the release date of this game changing tool. Anticipate!

By: Obed Wiafe

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