Google given access to 1.6million records of NHS patients to create new medical app

A Google artificial intelligence programme has been given access to an estimated 1.6 million NHS patient files, it has been claimed. According to New Scientist, the technology giant’s artificial intelligence division DeepMind has a data-sharing agreement in place with the NHS as part of a plan to build an app that can alert doctors to patients who are at risk from kidney injuries. This has been met with concern by some privacy campaigners, but Google has defended the plan, saying it can help improve patient safety. The agreement gives DeepMind access to data from all patients who pass through the Royal Free, Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals in London each year until 2017, also including the past five years, when Google will then be obliged to delete the data. Phil…


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