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New Google AI can predict your death

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, June 29, 2018 | 10:01 pm
New Google AI can predict your death

Medical Brain was 95 percent accurate in the first hospital and 93 percent accurate in the second hospital when it came to predicting inpatient mortality. (Shutterstock/File)

New artificial intelligence from Google might just be able to predict the date of your death.

Google’s Medical Brain division has announced that it is using a new type of AI algorithm to find out the likelihood of death among hospital patients. 

“This was significantly more accurate than the traditional predictive model,” read a paper published in the journal Nature, which outlined the algorithm’s methodology.

“These models outperformed traditional, clinically used predictive models in all cases. We believe that this approach can be used to create accurate and scalable predictions for a variety of clinical scenarios.”

Read also: Artificial intelligence development course offered for free by Google

Medical Brain was 95 percent accurate in the first hospital and 93 percent accurate in the second hospital when it came to predicting inpatient mortality.

Still, this new program is not without controversy. In 2013, it was revealed Google’s DeepMind division was allowed access to the medical records of patients at three hospitals run by London's Royal Free Trust, causing Fiona Caldicott, the UK Department of Health's National Data Guardian, to question if the access deal was made on an "inappropriate legal basis." (sul/kes)

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