DeepMind’s health app being gobbled by parent Google is both unsurprising and deeply shocking.
First thoughts should not be allowed to gloss over what is really a gut punch.
It’s unsurprising because the AI galaxy brains at DeepMind always looked like unlikely candidates for the quotidian, margins-focused business of selling and scaling software as a service. The app in question, a clinical task management and alerts app called Streams, does not involve any AI.
The algorithm it uses...