Google Brain researchers are looking to make their mark in the health care industry as they work to incorporate machine learning capabilities into health outcomes.
The tech giant has been working with hospitals, including Stanford Medicine, UC San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of Chicago, to use medical data to predict health outcomes. Google says the data provided by hospitals has been purged of any personal information.
Google Brain Head of Product Katherine Chou said the company could potentially “improve predictions for medical events that might happen to you.”
“We have validated the data and seen promising results,” she said in an interview with CNBC.
UCSF’s Institute of Computational Health Sciences Director Atul Butte said the hospital had a large array of medical data, including medical records, lab results and diagnoses. The hospital has yet to mine the data for outcome predictions, Butte said, so Google’s machine learning expertise was the primary reason for the partnership.
The project, according to Butte, was “more of a scientific collaboration around improving the quality of care for patients.”