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Feb 16, 2017 - India slips to 143 in economic freedom index: US thinktank

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A DeepMind (Google company) project has been developing an "early warning" app known as Streams using machine learning, which will go into use in the NHS (National Health Service) this year. Streams analyzes patient data and delivers cellphone alerts directly to a doctor or nurse when urgent intervention may be required. Initially it is being trained to detect signs of acute kidney injury (AKI) but could potentially learn to spot many other conditions. Google is not seeing any direct profits from these healthcare partnerships, which may initially seem strange considering it spent more than half a billion dollars on the tools to do these jobs." More here

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India slips to 143 in economic freedom index: US thinktank

Putting India in the category of "mostly unfree" economies, the conservative political thinktank said progress on market-oriented reforms has been "uneven".

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