Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s software is able to accurately deduce data, including an individual’s age, blood pressure, and whether or not they smoke. This can then be used to predict their risk of suffering a major cardiac event — such as a heart attack — with roughly the same accuracy as current leading methods.

Just like the first two technological revolutions (steam, electricity), the third one (software) we are experiencing now has just begun. 

[Source: Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes]