Lampalizumab Does Not Meet Primary Endpoint
Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD Mass Eye & Ear / Boston Children's RETINA Roundup Co-Editor One of the highlights from Friday morning was a special lecture by Dale Webster, Ph.D., a software engineer for Google. Rick Spaide introduced Dr. Webster, who spoke about machine interpretation of fundus images. He started his fascinating talk by defining common terminologies that may be confusing:
- Artificial intelligence is the science of making things smart.
- Machine learning is machines that learn to be smarter - this represents one of the most promising techniques of artificial intelligence, where the machine is programed to learn from its self.
- Deep learning is a particular kind of machine learning.
- Many images need to be collected
- Accurate diagnoses need to be assigned to each image
- The trained model needs to be generalizable to the test population