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Robotic-assisted platform to improve surgical accuracy

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Google and Johnson & Johnson have announced Ethicon, a robotic assisted surgical platform partnership.  Google’s machine vision and image analysis software will help surgeons see more clearly as they operate.

During an operation, surgeons rely on several screens for information such as medical images, test results or guidance on atypical condition procedures.  Google’s software could show this data on one screen by overlaying it on the interface that surgeons use to control the robots and delivering information when it’s needed.  The software could also highlight structures in the body that are difficult to view on a screen, such as blood vessels or nerves.

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Ray Kurzweil joins Google

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http://www.technologyreview.com/view/508896/what-google-sees-in-new-hire-futurist-ray-kurzweil/

Esteemed futurist Ray Kurzweil has joined Google as Director of Engineering.  His focus will be machine learning and language processing, and will lead to advances in networks, data centers and algorithms.

“I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Google to work on some of the hardest problems in computer science so we can turn the next decade’s ‘unrealistic’ visions into reality,” Kurzweil said.