How Taking a Picture of Your Poo Can Train AI
Seed, "an ecosystem of kindred scientists, doctors, innovators, entrepreneurs, and translational storytellers from around the world" is constantly looking to improve health.
They've started a new project, where they "Dare you to #GiveaShit for science."
Their website says they're "Building the world's first and largest poop image database," so they can "Train an AI to change the future of gut health."
Want to be a part of this? Just head over to Seed's website on your phone, and follow the easy steps:
The ultimate goal is to create a database of over 100,000 photos of people's poop to help diagnose stomach conditions like IBS. The developers say they hope to give doctors access to the AI to help diagnose patients.
Don't worry, your contribution to the effort will be completely anonymous, and the image you send is removed from the email you sent it with. Just to be safe, I don't think the company email is the way to go on this one.
You can read more at The Verge