Google DeepMind: How, why, and where it’s working with the NHS

DeepMind cofounder Mustafa Suleyman. Google DeepMind DeepMind is an artificial intelligence lab in London that creates what are known as general purpose self-learning algorithms. The company, acquired by Google in 2014 for a reported £400 million, is best-known for creating software “agents” that have mastered games like Go and Space Invaders but it also wants to apply its technology to healthcare. Mustafa Suleyman, DeepMind cofounder and head of DeepMind Health, gave a talk at the King’s Fund in London this week where he explained how the company is working with the NHS and what kind of benefits patients can expect to see in the long run. Here’s a rundown of what Suleyman said: What does DeepMind do? The company operates independently of Google and creates software that can think for…


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