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From a high perch within Google, Greg Corrado is steering the development of artificial intelligence tools he believes will dramatically improve health care in coming years.

“It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that we could cut [global] mortality in half over the coming decades,” Corrado, the director of health AI within Google’s research division, told STAT about one of its key efforts, which would harness AI to scan ultrasound images for potentially deadly pregnancy complications. But as the company gathered to publicly unveil its advances in health AI this week, Corrado, an unabashed evangelist of AI’s transformative power, struck a cautionary note seldom heard amid Silicon Valley’s push to use the technology to reinvent the delivery of medical services.

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