Google’s artificial intelligence unit enters healthcare via medical apps

Alphabet-owned Google DeepMind is expanding its artificial intelligence capabilities from playing the complex board game Go to enabling patient monitoring and optimal treatment. The London-based company is piloting two apps at area hospitals under its just-launched division, DeepMind Health. The launch of the division mirrors IBM’s April decision to create a dedicated healthcare entity within its artificial intelligence platform, dubbed IBM Watson Health. DeepMind’s first app, called Streams, is used to find patient who are at high risk of acute kidney injury. “We can detect from blood test results which patients are at risk,” DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman told The Telegraph. “25 percent of deaths are preventable, so there’s a really big prize for us.” The app has already been trialed at Royal Free Hospital in North London, and will soon…


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