Google parent company Alphabet Inc.’s experimental health-care unit Verily plans to partner with hospitals in Ohio, one of the states hardest-hit by the U.S. opioid epidemic, on a tech-heavy approach to treating people with substance-abuse disorders

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Hospitals are contemplating a future in which Alexa, or another voice avatar, becomes a virtual member of the medical team — monitoring doctor-patient interactions, suggesting treatment approaches, or even alerting caregivers to voice changes that could be an early warning of a health emergency

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At Stanford and Google, Fei-Fei Li is leading the development of artificial intelligence—and working to diversify the field

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There are many ethical challenges presented by AI. Google’s machine learning division, DeepMind, has decided to try address some of the most contentious problems by establishing its own ethics and society team

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Bioethics with Jeffrey Kahn

December 15, 2016

Host, Tom Hall is joined by Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, the director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. He stops by Midday from time to time to talk about how ethicists help us frame the questions we need to ask when we are confronted with new research possibilities, or new advances in science and technology. Today’s topic: Autonomous cars.

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Google’s DeepMind has announced a five-year agreement with a UK National Health Service (NHS) trust that will give it access to patient data to develop and deploy its healthcare app, Streams

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A data-sharing agreement obtained by New Scientist shows that Google DeepMind’s collaboration with the NHS goes far beyond what it has publicly announced

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Linus Upson, a Google executive who helped build the Chrome browser, says he wants to start a project that would genetically engineer mosquito’s to help eradicate diseases like malaria and dengue fever, according to The Information’s Amir Efrati

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