Google’s artificial intelligence arm breaks into healthcare

Written by Max Green | February 26, 2016 DeepMind, Google’s artificial intelligence arm, has plans to break into healthcare via a new partnership with Imperial College London and the Royal Free London National Health Services Foundation Trust, according to a BloombergBusiness report. The company’s new division, DeepMind Health, includes physician staff members to help guide research and development for smart medical devices and other healthcare technology. One of those physicians is DominicKing, MD, co-founder of U.K.-based startup Hark, which was purchased by DeepMind. So far, DeepMind Health has introduced software called Streams in a pilot project with RoyalFreeHospital in London. Streams is designed to get medical results to clinicians faster, in some instances within seconds, Royal Free Hospital’s associate medical director told BloombergBusiness. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, also recently backed Calico,…


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