Today’s Tech Sightings:
A new collaboration between Google and Britain’s National Health Service will put the tech company’s artificial intelligence system DeepMind to work to reduce radiotherapy planning times for the treatment of head and neck cancers. DeepMind will conduct research to determine if radiotherapy planning, which takes a long time when dealing with sensitive body parts prone to damage, can be reduced from four hours to one.
Privacy activists are alarmed by a new, invasive app launched by the campaign of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump that aggressively collects the data of supporters. If allowed, the app, called America First, will also collect data about supporters’ friends as well. Users who donate to the Trump campaign, share the app or watch ads are awarded points – sort of like points you get when playing a video game.
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