New AI medical program can spot rare diseases by looking at your face

BONN, Germany — When you’re sick, you can often see it in your face that you’re not feeling well. For rare diseases, it’s usually not that easy. However, researchers in Germany say artificial intelligence may change all that. A team from the University of Bonn say a new facial analysis program can actually detect the warning signs of rare diseases by examining the features of a person’s face.

“The goal is to detect such diseases at an early stage and initiate appropriate therapy as soon as possible,” says Prof. Dr. Peter Krawitz from the Institute for Genomic Statistics and Bioinformatics (IGSB) at the University Hospital Bonn in a university release.


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