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Google Move Into Healthcare Leveraging its AI Getting More Pronounced  

With the acquisition of over 55 digital health startups and its prowess in AI, Google seeks to disrupt the $3 trillion healthcare industry. (Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash) 
By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor  
Google is making a more pronounced move into healthcare, leveraging its power to acquire companies and to use AI technology to disrupt the industry.  
From an investment point of view, the company’s move has attracted attention. Google now has 57 digital health startups in its portfolio, according to a recent account in The Motley Fool. While the November 2019 acquisition of Fitbit generated headlines, “its investments and …

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How AI is Helping with COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout and Tracking 

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By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor  
AI has been employed since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to track the spread of positive cases, to crunch through thousands of scientific papers to search for treatment options and to help develop a vaccine. Now AI and other digital tools are being deployed to manage complex supply chains for the vaccine. 
With the third highest number of coronavirus cases in Europe after France and Italy, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, the UK is the first country to distribute …

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