Scaling Streams with Google

Were excited to announce that the team behind Streams our mobile app that supports doctors and nurses to deliver faster, better care to patientswill be joining Google.Its been a phenomenal journey to see Streams go from initial idea to live deployment, and to hear how its helped change the lives of patients and the nurses and doctors who treat them. The arrival of world-leading health expert Dr. David Feinberg at Google will accelerate these efforts, helping to make a difference to the lives of millions of patients around the world.This is a major milestone for DeepMind! One of the reasons for joining forces with Google in 2014 was the opportunity to use Googles scale and experience in building billion-user products to bring our breakthroughs more rapidly to the wider world. Its been amazing to put this into practice in data centre efficiency, Android battery life, text-to-speech applications, and now the work of our Streams team.Over the past three years weve built a team of experts in what it takes to deploy clinical tools in practice – engineers, clinicians, translational researchers and more.Read More

Predicting eye disease with Moorfields Eye Hospital

In August, we announced the first stage of our joint research partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital, which showed how AI could match world-leading doctors at recommending the correct course of treatment for over 50 eye diseases, and also explain how it arrives at its recommendations.Now were excited to start working on the next research challenge whether we can help clinicians predict eye diseases before symptoms set in.There are two types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the most common blinding eye diseases, with 170 million sufferers worldwide. The dry form is relatively common among those over 65, and often only causes mild sight loss. However, about 15% of patients with dry AMD go on to develop the more serious form of the disease wet AMD which can cause permanent, blinding sight loss.Currently, ophthalmologists diagnose wet AMD by analysing highly detailed 3D scans of the back of the eye, called OCT scans.Read More