Scientists use AI to predict embryo quality
Scientists working to more accurately predict which embryos have the greatest potential for success are turning to a new tool: artificial intelligence. Fertility researchers in the U.S. and Australia are presenting their AI approaches at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s scientific meeting today. In the U.S., researchers used 18,000 images of embryos to train an algorithm to determine the quality, which it was 97 percent accurate at doing. And the scientists in Australia used time-lapse videos to analyze specific features of developing embryos. Then, they used that intel to train a system that can predict an embryo’s chance of resulting in a pregnancy with a fetal heartbeat.