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Google’s ethical black hole swallows Deepmind’s best intentions

Google’s ethical black hole swallows Deepmind’s best intentions



Google yesterday set off another controversy when it announced the acquisition of Streams, DeepMind’s algorithm-based healthcare data management platform. The controversy stems from what the deal’s detractors view as a breach of trust by Deepmind. The UK-based AI startup, which was purchased by Google‘s parent company Alphabet in 2014, has always maintained that it operated autonomously underneath the umbrella of Google. As such, it’s long said it would never share identifiable patient data – from its healthcare endeavors – with Google. In fact, according to a report from Wired’s James Temperton, Deepmind laid out a comprehensive privacy plan wherein it specifically…

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