Google is trying hard to advance its company technologies. The company announced plans to roll out a new “Al-powered dermatology assist tool” during its I/O 2021 showcase. The tool will help users to understand their skin problems.
Though, the tool will not be the precise alternative for dermatological diagnosis. But, the tool will help users get quick information related to skin problem before going for a skin specialist.
“Each year we see almost ten billion Google Searches related to skin, nail and hair issues. Two billion people worldwide suffer from dermatologic issues, but there’s a global shortage of specialists. While many people’s first step involves going to a Google Search bar, it can be difficult to describe what you’re seeing on your skin through words alone”.
The company plans to launch its Al-powered dermatology assist tool in late 2021. It will be a web-based application of Google. The users will have to point the desired areas of their skin through the camera of their smartphones. The tool will compare the picture of your skin with the extensive database of pictures (related to skin problems) of Google.
The Al-powered dermatology assist tool then takes off the evidence from its database of “288 conditions to give users a list of possible matching conditions that users can then continue to explore”, Google said.
Moreover, the data provided by the tool will consist of answers to typically asked questions. It will also present similar pictures of the condition that help users determine the severity of the problem. The tool has been developed during three years of machine learning research and product development. It will feature different genders, ages, and skin types to appraise how a skin texture and tone should be satisfactory.
Further, the company will technically equip the tool to differentiate a lighter skin tone that has been burned and a dark skin tone that is not burnt.
The company further adds:
“The tool is not aimed to provide a diagnosis nor be a substitute for medical aid as many conditions require clinician inspection, in-person examination, or additional testing like a biopsy. Rather it gives you authoritative information so you can make a more informed decision about your next step. This product has been CE marked as a Class I medical appliance in the EU. It is inaccessible in the US”.