Google is one of the largest tech companies in the world. So it would stand to reason that they would be a leader when it comes to applying Artificial-Intelligence to health care. Google is already miles ahead because it has and collects information through search and Gmail, according to a report by NPR. Furthermore, Google is already working with researchers at Duke and Stanford to recruit volunteers. The goal is to get 10,000 volunteers who would be willing to contribute additional data. Participants would fill out regular health surveys and wear health tracking devices that tracks anything from sleep to their heart rates.
Notable Quotes: “It’s sort of a way of donating your body while it’s still alive.” – As reported by a participant in the project
“As companies like Google and other traditional consumer-oriented companies start moving into this space, it is certainly clear that they bring the capability of taking much of the information they have about us and be able to apply it.” – Reed Tuckson, a member of the advisory board for Verily, Alphabet’s health care arm.