Google Life Sciences Rebrands As Verily, Uses Big Data To Figure Out Why We Get Sick

A chemist, an engineer, a doctor, and a behavioral scientist walk into a lab. That’s not the intro to a joke, but to Verily—formerly Google Life Sciences—a serious, interdisciplinary effort to use data to better identify signs of health and disease. Living under the Alphabet holding company that comprises Google and its many spinoffs, Verily marks Google’s/Alphabet’s formal entry into the burgeoning field of companies intent on gaining health insights using sensors, digital medical records, AI, and two resources it has in special abundance: cheap data storage and processing power. For those rusty on their Shakespeare, verily is an archaic English word meaning truly or truthfully—or forsooth, if you’d like to stick to the vintage-language menu. It doesn’t quite roll off the tongue. We can imagine Elmer Fudd or the…


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