Google awards $1 million to the University of Sydney to develop AI for the prevention of heart attacks

August 08, 2019
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by Nardev Ramanathan
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The University of Sydney's Westmead Applied Research Centre, led by Prof. Clara Chow, received $1 million from Google to develop a translational digital health program for the prevention of heart attacks. What's interesting here is that this is's inaugural award for the AI Impact Challenge, and of the many different fields the award could have been presented to, Google chose health and specifically cardiac care. It also chose a leading Australian university, as opposed to an American or European university, which typically get the limelight. This is a trend worth noting, as Google looks far and wide beyond the the traditional innovation hot spots for innovative AI solutions to support challenges in healthcare today

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