(USA)

Four startups applying machine learning (ML) to “important challenges in the healthcare industry” are the first to join the Google Developers Launchpad Studio.

The initiative is based in San Francisco at Google’s Launchpad Space, “a full-service studio that provides tailored technical and product support to Artificial Intelligence & ML startups, all in one place”.

“We’re excited to announce the first four startups to join Launchpad Studio, our 6-month mentorship program tailored to help applied-ML startups build great products using the most advanced tools and technologies available,” Malika Cantor, Google’s Developer Relations Program Manager, blogged today. “These four startups were selected based on the novel ways they’ve found to apply ML to important challenges in the healthcare industry.”

BrainQ is focused on supporting paralysed people regain movement; Augmedix is working to alleviate pressure on doctors to boost productivity; CytoVale detects sepsis; and Byteflies aims to accelerate clinical trials.

“Launchpad Studio is a fully tailored product development acceleration program that matches top ML startups and experts from Silicon Valley with the best of Google – its people, network, and advanced technologies – to help accelerate applied ML and AI innovation,” added Malika.

The Google Launchpad is open to applications on a rolling basis.