Image copyrightDeepMind Image textsThe Streams app saves nurses hours every day, Royal Free Hospital says A controversial health program developed…
A controversial health program developed by artificial intelligence firm DeepMind will be taken over by Google, it has been revealed.
Streams were used first to send warnings at a London hospital but met headlines for collecting data of 1
.6 million patients without
DeepMind now wants the app to become an AI assistant for nurses and doctors around world.
An expert described the move as “trust demolition”.
The news that Strömmar would become a Google member was announced in a DeepMind blog post.
“Our vision is that Streams will now become an AI-driven assistant for nurses and doctors everywhere – combines the best algorithms with intuitive design, all backed up by strict evidence.
” The team works in Google, along with brilliant colleagues from the whole organization, will help make this vision a reality. “
It is not just currents that will be affected. The DeepMind Health division, which now has a partner compensation with 10 NHS hospitals for processing medical data, will also be commissioned by California’s Google Health.
Attorney and integrity expert Julia Powles, who has followed the development of Streams, responded to Twitter: “DeepMind repeatedly, promised to” never connect people’s intimate, identifiable health data to Google “.
“Now it’s announced … exactly. This is not transparency, it’s trust demolition,” she added.
In response, DeepMind answered the BBC: “Patient data remains strictly controlled by our NHS partners, and all decisions about use continue to lie with them.” Moved to Google does not affect this. “
Streams began as a Collaboration with Royal Free Hospital in London to help deal with acute kidney damage. Doctors contacted Google owned DeepMind for help in developing software to help detect and warn clinics about patients at risk.
Initially, artificial intelligence was not used, but still received praise from doctors and nurses who used it because of the time they saved in diagnosing and treating patients.  However, it was found that neither the health company nor DeepMind had informed patients about the large amount of data it used.
DeepMind Health continued work with Moorfields Eye Hospital, with machine learning algorithms that shed eyelids of signs of macular degeneration.
In July 2017, Britain’s information commissioner confirmed Britain’s hospital trust taking part in the original Streams trial, violating British integrity law failed to tell patients how their data was used.
It told the BBC that it expected all actions specified in the review to “remain in place” after DeepMind Health moved to Google.
The Steams conversation led to an independent review panel being set up to review DeepMinds relationship with the NHS.
DeepMind confirmed that the BBC was “unlikely” to continue in its current form, given the US’s takeover of the health department.
This is not the first time an independent company has been shared by Google.
Nest, collecting data from home cameras, thermostats and door bells, was set up as standalone, promising no data to be shared with search giants.
But in February, it was merged with Google to help build “a more thoughtful home”.