DeepMind Co-Founder Strikes Back at Criticism of Its NHS Data-Sharing Deal

Published: Nov 23, 2016

DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman has said negative headlines surrounding his company’s data-sharing deal with the NHS are being “driven by a group with a particular view to peddle”.

His comments came after DeepMind announced a new partnership with the NHS Royal Free Hospital Trust in London to share huge quantities of patient data to help spot early signs of illness.

The five-year deal, described by the Royal Free as “landmark” and DeepMind as “groundbreaking,” will share information on more than 1.6 million patients every year and historical data going back five years.

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