1. Alphabet's Deepmind Is Trying to Transform Health Care — But Should an AI Company Have Your Health Records?

    Alphabet's Deepmind Is Trying to Transform Health Care — But Should an AI Company Have Your Health Records?

    DeepMind, the digital brain foundry owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet, wants to use artificial intelligence to solve… well, everything. Last year, its software taught itself to play the strategy game Go better than any human on the planet. For its next trick, it wants to move beyond games to a very real-world problem: health care. The London company has a fast-growing division—now 100 strong—dedicated to health. And while DeepMind’s research on Go may be years away from yielding practical applications, its health-care work is affecting people’s lives today through projects with the U.K ...

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