Google has been working on incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into its consumer-facing products such as Gmail, Docs, YouTube, and Drive. Aside from these, the corporation has been investing in additional sectors where AI can be applied. According to a patent, Google has developed an “Augmented Reality Microscope” (ARM) to assist doctors in detecting cancer.
The ARM was created in collaboration with the Department of Defense, and it includes AI advancements that give real-time visual indicators such as heatmaps or object boundaries.
A pathologist’s microscope for viewing slides containing biological samples such as tissue or blood is provided with the extension of enhancements to the field of view, such as a heatmap, border, or annotations, significantly in real time as the slide is moved to new locations or modifications to magnification or focus occurs, according to the patent.
It was added that the enhancements help the pathologist characterize or classify the sample, such as being negative for the presence of cancer cells or infections.
There are no plans to replace the current microscopes
The ARM, which was initially publicly teased in 2018, has not yet been applied to patient diagnosis. It appears that 13 ARM prototypes are being examined so they can help clinicians daily.
To retrofit existing light microscopes present in hospitals and clinics, Google is developing a system. For each specific assessment objective, ARM-equipped microscopes can display visual feedback in the form of text, arrows, contours, heat maps, or animations.
Life advice from a Google chatbot
According to reports from last month, Google is building a generative AI chatbot similar to Bard that may teach people valuable lessons when they’re down. The business’s newest AI division, Google DeepMind, has been working on at least 21 distinct kinds of AI-powered products.
The business collaborated with the contractor Scale AI to evaluate the chatbot’s aptitude for responding to personal questions.