Google teams up with Ascension to share health data

Alphabet Inc. has signed a deal with Ascension to collect personal health-information from millions of Americans across 21 states. Using this data, the partnership hopes to explore artificial intelligence and machine learning to help improve clinical effectiveness and patient safety.

Artificial intelligence and automation are some of the most controversial topics in medicine. While many individuals embrace leveraging technology to enhance health care, many professionals resist the idea that machines can replace human intuition and critical thinking.

Regardless of what healthcare professionals think, Google’s latest contract with this healthcare company is one step closer to reaching the peak of technological innovation. The future is Blade Runner 2049.

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