Artificial intelligence is giving new hope to couples struggling to conceive. An Australian IVF clinic is one of the first to use sophisticated new technology, to assesses the quality of embryos to identify those most likely to result in a pregnancy.
A high-tech machine called the ‘Life Whisperer’ helped 29-year-old Lorraine Uluikavoro achieve her dream of falling pregnant. Using artificial intelligence gathered from 20,000 images, the machine rated her embryos out of 10 and identified those most likely to result in a pregnancy.
“(I was) definitely excited and was for it, and here we are, it’s a positive,” Uluikavoro said.
Until now, embryologists have selected the most viable looking embryos for transfer. Overseas clinical studies suggest this new technology is 25 per cent more accurate, identifying issues invisible to the human eye. Fertility specialist Dr Lynn Burmeister says the technology is a “new frontier”.
“This is the new frontier for IVF; we haven’t had a new development for a while,” she said.
Uluikavoro is due to give birth in September, with the data collected from her pregnancy used to help others undergoing IVF.
Dr Burmeister offers the embryo selection service for free and hopes her patients will need fewer IVF cycles.
Source: 7 News