Google Cloud launched at current that it landed a contract to offer Veterans Affairs hospitals and Defense Health Agency treatment facilities with AI for predictive most cancers and sickness evaluation. The contract comes from the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), a Pentagon group that brings shopper know-how into the navy.
“The initial rollout will take place at select Defense Health Agency treatment facilities and Veteran’s Affairs hospitals in the United States, with future plans to expand across the broader U.S. Military Health System,” a Google Cloud post reads. “The AI-based models used to assist doctors as part of the prototype were developed from public and private datasets that were de-identified to remove personal health information and any personally identifiable information. All patient diagnostic data will solely be managed by the individual hospital or provider.”
Initially, the reply will assist with evaluation about prostate most cancers, breast most cancers, colon most cancers, cervical dysplasia, and lymph node metastasis, a Google spokesperson suggested VentureBeat in an e-mail. In the long term, it’d assist with COVID-19-related evaluation and coverings. The contract will even ship augmented actuality microscopes to some navy nicely being facilities. The Joint AI Center (JAIC), a bunch the U.S. navy original in 2018 to ramp up its AI initiatives, will fund the enterprise.
Google Cloud dropped out of the coveted JEDI contract rivals, stopped participation in Project Maven, and pledged to not make autonomous weaponry after employee outrage, nevertheless that doesn’t suggest Google doesn’t want navy contracts. In an apparent effort to repair fences, closing fall Google head of public protection Kent Walker reaffirmed the company’s dedication to navy contracts.
Today’s announcement is solely the newest military-related Google info. Google landed a cybersecurity-related contract with the DIU and U.S. navy in May. Also in May: Josh Marcuse, authorities director of 1 different navy group with ties to Silicon Valley known as the Defense Innovation Board, left the Pentagon to join Google’s public sector division dealing with authorities and navy contracts. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is head of the Defense Innovation Board and the National Security Commission on AI, a bunch making protection solutions to Congress.
In completely different info on the intersection of navy and AI, closing month the Joint AI Center launched it awarded a contract value as a lot as $106 million to Deloitte to assemble the Joint Common Foundation, an AI enchancment environment for the U.S. navy. And the DIU these days cleared five consumer drones for military use.