Microsoft is sharing its machine learning techniques with international commercial and research institutes, particularly the L V Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India, to help improve eye care in the country. The data used to program these machine learning techniques include rate of change of myopia in children, conditions that impact children’s eyesight, predictive outcomes of refractive surgery, and optimal surgery parameters.
Microsoft India has developed an international research group, with partners not only in India but also in the United States, Brazil and Australia. This team of researchers used existing eye care data to create predictive models and machine learning techniques to guide the data-driven eye care services Microsoft India hopes to deliver.
By leveraging advancements in artificial intelligence and data-driven healthcare, MINE hopes to eliminate avoidable blindness and improve eye care services across the globe.