Google DeepMind's AI predict acute kidney disease

London-based DeepMind, owned by Google parent company Alphabet, is working on health care-based projects that shows how doctors may be able to predict a quick-onset, deadly condition to save acute kidney disease patient lives using AI.

Google DeepMind's AI predict acute kidney diseaseUsing AI, DeepMind has a solution that could help doctors spot potential kidney injuries 48 hours before they occur, giving them valuable time to get ahead of the problem and potentially allowing them to prevent the condition in up to 30% of patients.

DeepMind outlined work it conducted with the US Department of Veterans Affairs in which it used anonymized data to develop machine learning tools that correctly predict nine out of 10 patients who later went on to require dialysis.

In future, DeepMind hopes to combine this technology with its Streams system medical mobile assistant that flags patient deterioration to doctors, as well as enabling communication between clinical teams and the review of medical information that allows them to make more-efficient treatment decisions.

Google AI DeepMind found it saved doctors up to two hours per day, as well as allowing them to review the most urgent cases within 15 minutes.

DeepMind’s in the long run aims to combine these AI detection tools with its Streams system to improve detection and reduce the costs of treating a whole variety of diseases and illnesses.