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 (...
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...
February 22, 2018
The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a research partnership with Alphabet subsidiary DeepMind that will tackle issues concerning patient deterioration during hospital care.
Using a dataset comprised of 700,000 historical, de-personalized health records, the machine learning platform will help the VA identify risk factors for deterioration while predicting its onset.
“Medicine is more...
June 22, 2017
DeepMind, the AI-focused, UK-based Google subsidiary, will roll out its Streams app in a second hospital, the company announced this week. The deployment of the app at Musgrove Park Hospital marks the start of a planned five-year rollout with the Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.
Streams has been developed in collaboration with kidney experts at the Royal Free Hospital London. The app is...
May 16, 2017
More on Google DeepMind’s patient data misconduct. Google DeepMind’s partnership with the NHS is back in the news again as some new information emerged in the form of a leaked letter from National Data Guardian Dame Fiona Caldicott to the director of the Royal Free Hospital, where DeepMind’s apps were tested. The letter, published by Sky News, gives a glimpse into the UK government’s ongoing...
November 22, 2016
DeepMind, Google's UK-based AI subsidiary, has signed a new agreement with the NHS after the pair's February deal was scrutinized over the amount and type of patient data Google would have access to. An investigative report by the New Scientist revealed that Google would have access to a huge trove of patient data without the patients' express consent, a potential violation of NHS information...
July 5, 2016
DeepMind, a UK-based subsidiary of Google, today announced a new research project with National Health Service specialist Moorfields Hospital to use artificial intelligence to detect and treat blindness-causing eye diseases.
The project is DeepMind’s second collaboration with NHS, although earlier projects did not use AI. Using a million anonymous eye scans, the research partnership will...
March 28, 2016
Two health-related Google logos that recently appeared in the US Patent and Trademark Office's database are not for a resurrected Google Health or for a forthcoming product, but are instead the logos of Google acquisition DeepMind Health and its first app, Streams.
SlashGear first spotted that the company had filed trademarks for two new health-related logos and speculated as to whether it...