Oct 7, 2017

Photographic Age Biomarker in Mice

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MouseAGE is working to develop the first photographic biomarker of aging in mice to help validate potential anti-aging interventions, save animal lives, and greatly speed up the pace of longevity research.

To create it we will harness the power of an area of artificial intelligence called Machine Learning, and in particular Deep Learning.

Machine Learning, where a computer system can train itself to become better at a task without explicit programming, has already showed great performance in areas such as human facial recognition, autonomous driving, medical image processing, recommendation engines and many others. While these results are powerful, building up the necessary Neural Networks, or algorithms inspired by the human brain, requires a large dataset of images to use for training: thousands of them.

Due to this, the first stage of the project will be to build a simple instrument for data collection, implemented in a mobile application. This will be distributed among numerous mouse breeding facilities and research universities all over the world to rapidly collect and properly annotate image data for analysis.

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