Google is shutting down controversial data-sharing project with NHS


2BM370R General views of the NHS logo outside Crawley Hospital, Crawley, West Sussex, UK.

Many NHS trusts will end their use of the Streams medical app

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Google plans to shut down its controversial Streams app, which analysed medical record information and aimed to improve monitoring of vital signs and other tests to improve care.

The tech company’s AI subsidiary, DeepMind, first announced in February 2016 that it was working with the National Health Service (NHS) trusts to analyse patient data. The company intended to combine machine learning with bulk medical data to develop models that could predict or diagnose acute kidney injury.

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