Schmidt: Breakthroughs In Health Technology Will Change The World
Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt says he is particularly excited about advances in genetics and more personalized and efficient health care. In other health IT news, a CPR robot is helping firemen save lives.
Google’s Schmidt Sees Genetics Advances, No Alphabet Breakup
When Alphabet Inc. Chairman Eric Schmidt looks to the near future, he sees breakthroughs in health and technology that will change the world. For example, Schmidt said he’s looking forward to advances in genetics, thanks to technology that will improve gene sequencing, and more personalized and efficient health care as the medical world becomes increasingly digitized. Speaking at Bloomberg’s Breakaway conference Wednesday in New York, Schmidt also said Alphabet, the holding company that owns Google and other businesses including Nest and Fiber, will probably never break up and its job is to seek out transformative solutions. (Cao, 5/25)
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New CPR Robot Helps Bay Area Firefighters Preserve A Life
Three days after the Contra Costa County Fire District rolled out a new CPR robot that does compressions, firefighters used it to save a 50-year-old man who had collapsed from a heart attack. (Gartrell, 5/26)