Google’s DeepMind to use blockchain in British healthcare

FinTech | December 16, 2016 By:

DeepMind Technologies, a subsidiary of Google, recently revealed it will be utilizing a blockchain technology.

DeepMind Technologies, a British Artificial Intelligence company, known for developing algorithms for simulation and testing in virtual environments, application GUIs and gaming protocols, has recently signed a 5 years deal with the London NHS trust to apply distributed ledger technology to healthcare. The company will build a specialized blockchain-based application to securely store hospital patient data and have all the information transparent.

“The role will be working on innovative solutions involving a range of technologies, capabilities, static analysis/formal methods, “the blockchain” (no, not Bitcoin) to provide both security and transparency to DeepMind’s infrastructure, initially for Health but also covering a wide range of applications,” said DeepMind.

DeepMind was already doing business with royal free London stream, but came under some data privacy criticism. The Information Commissioner’s Office told Digital Health News the agency was inquiring about certain privacy aspects of the project.