Moorfields, Google – and a problem with sharing

Moorfields, Google – and a problem with sharing Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent 6 July 2016 From the section Technology It is a fascinating experiment that brings together Google’s artificial intelligence division and one of the world’s leading centres for the treatment of eye conditions. But the research project that has seen Moorfields Hospital hand over retinal scans to DeepMind has already proved controversial – and, for me, it all feels rather close to home.For the past 10 years, I have been a regular visitor to Moorfields, where I receive excellent treatment for a longstanding condition. This includes having pictures taken of the back of my eye, and it seems likely that these photos may be among those handed to DeepMind. This is for a project that aims to work out…


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