Smart care: how Google’s DeepMind is working with NHS hospitals

Lord Darzi (centre), picture in 2007 at St Mary’s Hospital. Darzi has led a team working on a smartphone app that is being developed by DeepMind and piloted at St Mary’s. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian Google DeepMind, the tech giant’s London-based company most famous for its groundbreaking use of artificial intelligence, is developing a software in partnership with NHS hospitals to alert staff to patients at risk of deterioration and death through kidney failure. The technology, which is run through a smartphone app, has the support of Lord Darzi, the surgeon and former health minister in the Blair government who is director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London. Related: The superhero of artificial intelligence: can this genius keep it in check? “Innovation is…


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