Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing medicine through computer-aided diagnostic systems. High school student Kavya Kopparapu presents the Eyeagnosis system, which utilizes artificial intelligence techniques and a smartphone camera to automatically screen for diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide.
Many patients with diabetic retinopathy, particularly in rural or developing areas where the ophthalmologist to patient ratio may be less than 1:1,000, remain undiagnosed due to limited access to traditional diagnostic tools and screening specialists. The Eyeagnosis system is the first complete diagnostic pipeline to inexpensively capture and automatically grade retinal images in the field with the same accuracy as doctors.
Kavya Kopparapu is the founder and CEO of GirlsComputingLeague. She is dedicated to sharing her passion for computer science with others, especially young girls, as the field has given her a world of opportunities. Kavya has been recognized by such organizations as the White House and the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT). Recently, she spoke on computer science for all at the March for Science in Washington, DC, and presented at a TEDx Conference. Kavya is a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
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