Couple uses artificial intelligence to have baby in major breakthrough trial – Mirror Online

Groundbreaking artificial intelligence is helping couples to become parents.

A trial is currently taking place in Australia using technology to increase the chances of having a baby through IVF, 9news.com.au reports.

During the study, led by fertility provider Virtus Health, embryos are being grown in incubators with tiny cameras.

By taking 115,000 pictures over five days, these cameras then help to predict fetal heart outcomes and identify the healthiest embryos before they are implanted.

The incredible trial - which is taking place at seven different fertility clinics - has so far led to 90% of couples having a child through IVF.

Among those taking part are Sarah and Tim Keys, from Queensland, who have been trying to have a baby for a number of years.

The couple decided to turn to IVF after suffering a number of miscarriages.

Ms Keys, who is now 26 weeks pregnant, explained: "It's really hard to go through those miscarriages so anything that could decrease the chances, let's go with that."

She adds that the couple are now "very excited" to be expecting a little girl.

"I think we'll still be a bit stressed until we're holding her, but where we're at, at the moment is really awesome," she continued.

It is hoped that a total of 1,000 patients will take part in the study, which is also being carried out in clinics in Ireland and Denmark.

If successful, doctors claim that AI could be one of the biggest advances to IVF in decades, and hope it can be used globally.

Associate Professor Anusch Yazdani from the Queensland Fertility Group said: "It's completely new, completely different and it's all to do with the evolution of computer technology."

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