Why Google DeepMind wants your medical records – BBC News

Google has made headlines for its forays into healthcare but what is its ultimate goal?

Projects include a tie-up with London Moorfields eye hospital, which will see it using one million eye scans to train its artificial intelligence system to diagnose potential sight issues, and development of an app to help doctors spot kidney disease.

Google’s entry on to the healthcare scene has been welcomed by some, notably doctors who are desperate to apply some cutting-edge technology to antiquated NHS systems.

But less so by privacy groups and some patients, who have been surprised and concerned that their data – in some cases not anonymised – can be shared with the tech giant’s AI division.

So what does Google want with our health data and should we be worried?

Source: Why Google DeepMind wants your medical records – BBC News

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