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AI SYSTEM CLEARED BY FDA – EXPERTS REMAIN WARY

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An AI diagnostic tool that was approved by the FDA for use without clinician involvement is available to the public and is allowed to recommend doctor visits:

“The AI system’s primary role is to identify those people with diabetes who are likely to have diabetic retinopathy that requires further evaluation by an eye-care provider,” Dr. Michael Abràmoff, founder and president of IDx and the study’s principal investigator, said in a statement. “The study results demonstrate the safety of autonomous AI systems to bring specialty-level diagnostics to a primary care setting, with the potential to increase access and lower cost.”


The tool has reasonable results from its tests:

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