Google researchers, who have put their machine-learning expertise to work with consumer products like Translate and Images, are now stepping into the realm of healthcare.
According to CNBC, the Google team's development could address problems in specialties like radiology and pathology, where staff are overloaded with information to look at in a short period of time—leading to higher risks of mistakes being made. To combat this issue, Stanford Medicine, UC San Francisco and the University of Chicago Medicine stripped millions of patients medical records of personally identifying data and shared them with Google’s research team, Google Brain.
In an interview with CNBC, head of product at Google Brain, Katherine Chou said, "We can improve predictions for medical events that might happen to you. We have validated the data and seen promising results. Those results will not be released until a formal review process.”
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