“Our language is funny—a ‘fat chance’ and a ‘slim chance’ are the same thing”: Helping artificial intelligence understand patients
5 Oct, 16 | by BMJ
Google is in hot water. First of all, the artificial intelligence (AI) focused branch of the organization, Google DeepMind, recently held a public meeting on the hot topic of accessing NHS patient information.
Google already has access to 1.6 million patient records, and plans to build an electronic portal that allows patients and doctors to track full medical histories in chronological order via an app on a smartphone. This did not go down well with some of the attendees, who expressed concerns about consent, data ownership, and the need for individuals to opt out if they do not want Google using their data. more…