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December 22, 2020
Considering the size and scope of Alphabet, it should be little surprise that the company and its subsidiaries (Google, Google Cloud and Verily, to name a few) have become deeply ingrained in the healthcare ecosystem over the last several years.
The tech giant maintained the momentum in 2020 with efforts focused on artificial intelligence, data flow and digital clinical research – and also sought...
December 1, 2020
Alphabet subsidiary DeepMind has cracked a decades-old protein-folding challenge with an artificial intelligence system that could eventually help identify new treatments for diseases, among other nonmedical uses.
"We have been stuck on this one problem – how do proteins fold up? – for nearly 50 years," John Moult, cofounder and chair of the Critical Assessment of protein Structure Prediction (...
January 21, 2020
A study published in Nature has demonstrated how artificial intelligence (AI) research can drive and accelerate new scientific discoveries.
Alphabet subsidiary DeepMind has created a dedicated, interdisciplinary team to explore using AI to predict the 3D structure of a protein based solely on its genetic sequence.
Its system, AlphaFold, builds on prior research using large genomic datasets to...
January 2, 2020
Google’s artificial intelligence proved more accurate in identifying breast cancer from mammograms than doctors, according to a study published in Nature yesterday.
The initial results of Google’s AI for breast cancer screening, found that the system was able to reduce the number of both false positives and false negatives in breast cancer detection. The study was born out of a collaboration...
December 11, 2019
Funding. London-based My Online Therapy, which provides a digital mental health service, has announced this morning that it landed £4.2m in funding from the Lighthouse Investment Group. The startup, founded in 2018, now plans to use the funds to expand its product and engineering teams and enhance customer operations, according to a statement.
“Raising £4.2 million and reaching a post-money...
September 18, 2019
This morning Google announced that the health team at DeepMind, an artificial intelligence Alphabet subsidiary primarily focused on research, is joining Google Health.
“Under the leadership of Dr. David Feinberg, and alongside other teams at Google, we’ll now be able to tap into global expertise in areas like app development, data security, cloud storage and user-centered design to build...
August 7, 2019
Nearly five years after Alphabet purchased DeepMind, an AI-focused technology entity, it is still continuing to report massive losses on the subsidiary. Yesterday DeepMind released its latest strategic report, revealing that its losses for the financial year were £470 million, or roughly $571 million.
Deep Mind has been heavily involved in the healthcare space, using its AI platform for diagnosis...
July 31, 2019
Currently, more than 26 clinicians are using Streams at the Royal Free Hospital in London, allowing them to detect an average of 11 patients daily who are at risk of AKI, most in fewer than 15 minutes rather than the multiple hours the process usually requires.
Streams processes patient test results, rapidly prioritising the patients most at risk and allowing for more immediate treatment to be...
June 28, 2019
Google and the University of Chicago Medical Center are being sued for violating patients' privacy following a data-sharing partnership that the two parties inked two years ago.
A new class action lawsuit, which was first reported on by the New York Times, accuses the hospital system of sharing data with the tech conglomerate that could be identifiable, namely doctor’s notes and the time frame...
August 14, 2018
DeepMind's artificial intelligence system appears to diagnose eye disease as accurately as leading human specialists, according to new research published in the journal Nature Medicine.
Developed by researchers from Moorfields Eye Hospital National Health Service Foundation Trust, University College London (UCL), and DeepMind Health, the AI system can read complex eye scans and refer patients for...