back to article All we need is just a little patients: Google's Alphabet hires new chief health officer

Google's parent firm made its third big health hire in four months yesterday in the form of Karen DeSalvo, a one-time Barack Obama administration official. DeSalvo will give Google a steer on providers and medical professionals across its cloud unit and life sciences division. In addition to recruiting senior folk, the ad and …

  1. Anonymous Coward

    I really hope that this isn't Google sinking to the level...

    Of targeted ads at people who are ill. "Only this week!! BOGO on chemotherapy drugs!!" "Johnson's Mortuary! Because you deserve the best for your funeral!!" "Serenity Hills Memorial Park! A free garland of roses for each new tenant that signs up through the end of this month!!"

    1. Mike Shepherd

      Re: I really hope that this isn't Google sinking to the level...

      Don't worry. If you believe the hype, it will be Google's AI talking with your AI - no need for people either side to be involved or even to know it's happening.

  2. macjules

    "Two by two, hands of blue"

    How apt for Google.

  3. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

    AI CHO

    The high turnover could be that Google are creating an AI model for the CHO post by feeding in the wisdom of these people and sometime soon, the post will be assigned to an AI system

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Proved controversial...

    Illegal behaviour generally does prove controversial. Stop trying to white wash such things.

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      If it was illegal, there would have been a complaint filed and a judge assigned, and it would be a court case.

      As it is not, you cannot say that it was illegal. I readily concede that it was highly immoral, but we're talking about government decisions, so they will try until public outcry tells them "oops, we went too far on this one".

  5. The Original Steve


    ." app Streams for diagnosing acute kidney injury... "

    Are they taking the piss?

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