Google Cloud launched at current that it landed a contract to supply Veterans Affairs hospitals and Safety Effectively being Firm remedy companies with AI for predictive most cancers and sickness prognosis. The contract comes from the Safety Innovation Unit (DIU), a Pentagon group that brings consumer experience into the navy.
“The preliminary rollout will occur at select Safety Effectively being Firm remedy companies and Veteran’s Affairs hospitals within the US, with future plans to extend all through the broader U.S. Military Effectively being System,” a Google Cloud post reads. “The AI-based fashions used to assist medical docs as part of the prototype had been developed from personal and non-private datasets that had been de-identified to remove personal nicely being data and any personally identifiable data. All affected particular person diagnostic data will solely be managed by the particular person 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 knowledgeable VentureBeat in an e mail. In the end, it’d assist with COVID-19-related prognosis and coverings. The contract could even carry augmented actuality microscopes to some navy nicely being companies. The Joint AI Center (JAIC), a bunch the U.S. navy normal in 2018 to ramp up its AI initiatives, will fund the problem.
Google Cloud dropped out of the coveted JEDI contract opponents, stopped participation in Project Maven, and pledged not to make autonomous weaponry after employee outrage, nonetheless that doesn’t suggest Google doesn’t want navy contracts. In an apparent effort to repair fences, remaining fall Google head of public protection Kent Walker reaffirmed the company’s commitment to military contracts.
At the moment’s announcement is solely the most recent military-related Google info. Google landed a cybersecurity-related contract with the DIU and U.S. navy in Might. Moreover in Might: Josh Marcuse, authorities director of 1 different navy group with ties to Silicon Valley often called the Safety 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 Safety Innovation Board and the National Security Commission on AI, a bunch making protection ideas to Congress.
In several info on the intersection of navy and AI, remaining month the Joint AI Coronary heart launched it awarded a contract worth as a lot as $106 million to Deloitte to assemble the Joint Widespread Foundation, an AI enchancment setting for the U.S. navy. And the DIU simply these days cleared five consumer drones for military use.