In 2016, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust entered into an exciting research partnership with the British technology company DeepMind. In November 2018, it was announced that DeepMind Health would move to Google Health so that the app can grow and support more doctors to deliver faster, better care to patients. In September 2019, after careful consideration, we have now replaced our partnership agreements to continue our work with Google Health.
How did the partnership come about?
What does the project involve?
What is artificial intelligence?
What is machine learning?
What has the research found?
What eye diseases can the AI system detect?
I have age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Can the AI system help me?
Where can I get more information about macular disease?
What are the next steps for this research?
Can patients register their interest to take part in future clinical trials?
How long will the project last?
How much data has been shared with DeepMind?
What will happen to the data now?
Do patients have to give their consent for their data to be used?
What are the data protection measures in place for this project?
How can patients be sure that no identifiable data is being shared with DeepMind?
What processes are in place to ensure the data transferred to DeepMind is only ever seen by the research team?
What approvals has DeepMind been given for this research project?