Each year, millions seek medical care for gastrointestinal distress , and some bring pictures to their doctor visits. Lacking a database of poop photos, Hachuel and his collaborators used Play-Doh to create thousands of examples of fake stool, dropped them into a toilet, snapped photos and then fed them into a computer. He said many medical researchers believe that the quickest path to improving patient health involves analyzing the genetic makeup of all the bacteria inside poop — not by using A. David Hachuel wants pictures of your poop — for science. What do experts think of the idea? Bringing a powerful AI tool into the bathroom could help people learn if they are among the 70 million Americans living with gastrointestinal disease, according to Hachuel.
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So he's inviting everyone to upload their snaps to a website, which he said would strip away identifying information before adding it to a database that would form the basis of an app that helps people categorize and track their stool over time. Realizing there might be an opportunity to use A. Once trained, the AI was able to label the fake poop pictures with percent accuracy, according to Hachuel. Hachuel thinks the photos can form the basis of an app that nonphysicians can use to obtain such information on their own. He said many medical researchers believe that the quickest path to improving patient health involves analyzing the genetic makeup of all the bacteria inside poop — not by using A. But he cautioned that — as with any do-it-yourself healthcare app — at-home poop analysis might cause problems. Advances in computer vision have already transformed medical care.