Can Google’s DeepMind Help Fix A Broken Health Care System?

Google wants to put its artificial intelligence technology to use in top hospitals. Earlier this week, the search giant announced it would work with the U.K.’s National Health Service, or NHS, to alert staff to patients at risk of serious complications due to kidney failure. Details about the technology are fairly thin on the ground at this stage. But it is known that Google DeepMind recently acquired an app called Hark, which is a task management app that aims to replace paper-based systems and pagers. Hark was developed over four years by a team at Imperial College London, which is one of the U.K.’s top medical schools. That effort was led by Ara Darzi, a high-profile surgeon who who runs Imperial’s Institute of Global Health Innovation. “The app is quite…


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