Google Develops Health App Using Artificial Intelligence

Google announced a new health app that can help identify skin conditions using artificial intelligence.

Video Transcript

- Well, does your skin itch at all, or do you have a rash? Now there's an app to help you find out what's wrong. Well, there's about to be an app.

Engineers at Google have developed a tool the company says can identify nearly 300 skin, hair, and nail conditions. You just take photos of the problem are and answer a few questions, and then an artificial intelligence algorithm will provide a likely diagnosis.

Google claims it's very similar to technology that's currently being used to detect eye diseases and lung cancer in CT scans. They hope to launch a pilot of the tool later this year.