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Google funds eight digital health AI projects among 15 sustainable development initiatives

Google is funding 15 AI projects to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including eight digital health initiatives. Each project received $3 million in funding, technical assistance, and Google Cloud credits, with some also benefiting from Fellowships. The digital health projects include RAD-AID, which uses AI to assist low-resource hospitals with patient triage and medical image interpretation. In Guatemala, Wuqu’ Kawoq and Safe+Natal are developing a machine learning toolkit for rural midwives. Other projects aim to address dementia-related agitation, enhance diagnostics in resource-limited settings, provide health information to expectant mothers, manage patient data in sub-Saharan Africa, and improve accessibility for deaf individuals through generative AI. This investment aligns with Google’s commitment to advancing AI in healthcare, including the development of Med-PaLM 2 and the AI-enabled Claims Acceleration Suite for health insurance processes.

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