Google has had a quiet week, but still managed to get its DeepMind technology into an eye hospital and fend off an arson attack.
The company also announced plans to pursue Oracle after the database firm released information about Google’s financial dealings with Apple in open court.
Google's DeepMind AI will identify ocular ailments at Moorfield Eye Hospital
Google’s DeepMind AI division partnered with Moorfield Eye Hospital in London to create a machine learning system that can identify conditions that may threaten eyesight.
Moorfields will use the system to run algorithms on top of one million anonymous digital eye scans as a way to spot the early signs of conditions that may be missed by medical experts.
Google to bundle Assistant AI capabilities in Nexus-branded smartwatches
Google is rumoured to be adding AI technology to Android Wear smartwatches by integrating Google Assistant into two forthcoming Nexus-branded devices.
Wearers of the rumoured smartwatches will be able to talk to the wearables to run searches and queries by voice and get spoken responses from the Google Assistant.
Man arrested for protesting against Google with Molotov cocktails
Google’s headquarters reportedly came under attack last week from a man armed with homemade fire bombs.
Raul Murillo Diaz, 30, was picked up on suspicion of the arson attacks that seemed to be related to his paranoia about being 'watched' by Google.
Google plans to bleed Oracle dry over revealing payments to Apple in open court
The INQUIRER reported that Google is pursuing Oracle after lawyers revealed details about Google’s financial arrangements with Apple concerning placement in the search bar on iPhones.
Google recently won a case against Oracle over the use of Java APIs, and the search firm is now asking for sanctions to be imposed on Oracle after it revealed the information in open court.
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