How impressive would it be if your doctor saw things at risk in your health before you felt symptoms? It turns-out Google is being questioned because it shared 1.6 million patient records. DeepMind and the legality of it’s patient recording evaluation is being questioned. This is completely for the sake of the patients health outcome. The super powers do not constitute doc going home and discussing the case with his wife. The patients were seen at the Royalty-free Hospital in Scotland. The DeepMind intervention was a proactive measure to help alert patients at higher risk for kidney disease. The legality of personal sharing and trust building of patients was called into question. That confuses me. If I could get the input of a super computer to solve my medical issues…I’d be golden. Google cites that the patients gave “implied consent” when visiting the hospital. Makes sense to me. DeepMind is just ensuring that no patient at high risk for kidney disease goes unnoticed. It’s tricky, isn’t it? You know what else is tricky? Dialysis and if life lasts, finding a suitable kidney donor. Google DeepMind is raising the bar. In my less than deep mind, I see this as nothing but a benevolent intervention of AI for the greater good.
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