An academic report published in "Health and Technology" contends that Google's AI subsidiary DeepMind had made "inexcusable" oversight and transparency errors analyzing medical data during its partnership with the U.K.'s NHS Royal Free Trust, The Verge reports. While DeepMind had said at the beginning of the project that it would only access certain data, it was in fact allowed access to a wide range of sensitive health information, in some cases going back five years. Both the Royal Free Trust and DeepMind denied the study's allegations, arguing that they had taken steps to protect data and inform the public on its work. However, study authors Hal Hadson and the University of Cambridge's Julia Powles contend those moves aren't sufficient, calling for the two groups to respond to their criticisms in a public forum.
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