Google DeepMind: What is it and how is it tackling AI and health?

Healthcare is about to get a lot smarter. The same Google company that taught a computer how to master the ancient game of Go has just created a new division completely dedicated to solving healthcare issues, and it’s kicking things off in the UK with at least one mobile app. We’ve detailed everything you need to know below. Google DeepMind: What is it? Google bought DeepMind Technologies for $650 million in January 2014. Prior to Google, DeepMind’s website described the company as a “cutting edge artificial intelligence company”. It had created a neural network capable of learning how to play video games in the same way as humans. Google’s purchase of DeepMind would presumably help it to compete against other companies focused on deep learning, including Facebook, which hired an…


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