Google To Help Translate Doctor’s Handwritten Prescription Using AI Model


Google has announced an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) model, enabling users to identify and highlight medicines written in prescriptions by doctors in difficult-to-read handwriting.

Reports state that this will act as an assistive technology for digitising handwritten medical documents by augmenting the humans in the loop, such as pharmacists, however, no decision will be made solely based on the output provided by this technology.

The AI tool will be created in Google Lens to decode badly written medical notes.

The company showcased the feature during its ‘AI for India’ event.

“Much work still remains to be done before this system is ready for the real world,” it added.

Google Lens can be used to detect objects (such as plants and animals) and translate languages.

The company also announced its efforts to harness advanced AI and ML capabilities and remote sensing technology to develop a model that can help generate a holistic understanding of India’s agricultural landscape.

This project will also enable the ‘AgriStack’ and other solutions for India’s agricultural ecosystem, with a focus on identifying farm-level landscape and farm boundaries and potentially identifying crops grown in each field.

This information will support building a publicly-accessible dataset for enabling digital public goods and services while spurring innovation across the agriculture value chain.