We all know about Sparrow. A Small but cute bird. There is also a bird which is similar to Sparrow called nightingale. That bird will sing in the morning and also in the night. That was the reason it is called Nightingale.
Is there any connection between Nightingale and Project Nightingale. Google’s new project is called is Project Nightingale. This project has shaken America to its core. People are really angry about this project.
Did google test it only in America?
Did they test it in other countries also?
Why should we learn about this project?
If you are using google and facebook then you should know about this project.
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There is a magazine called the Wall Street Journal. There was news released on Monday. A Google employee has turned into a Whistle Blower. That person uploaded a Video in Daily Motion. The video is a warning to Americans about this project called Nightingale.
So the people who read the news wondered about the project. They were also very nervous that their data would have been leaked. In the morning this news was released, in the evening a Report from Google and a Hospital was released. They have accepted that they are conducting the project and the data are all safe.
What is this project Nightingale all about?
This project is conducted by Google and America’s biggest Hospital Organisation. That Company is called Ascension. So Ascension is the company which has America’s Complete Medical records. Google has received from Ascension about 5 crore People’s Health data.
Google is planning to Purchase a Company called Fitbit. The cost is estimated at 2.52 Billion USD - 15000 Crore rupees.
Fitbit is a device which monitors your actions, when you are running or sleeping it monitors your actions. People are buying Apple Eye watch now rapidly. To overcome Apple, Google first tried another company which resulted in failure. Now we have confirmation that Google is planning to buy Fitbit.
Why does Google want to buy this product which is expensive?
So keep Fitbit in your minds, now let’s move to project Nightingale.
Nearly 300 Google engineers are involved in this project. Within this 300 is the Whistle Blower who has leaked this information. That person has leaked Confidential Data, images and Videos. Now he is probing the American Govt to take action against Google.
There is a law called Hippa in America which forbids the data of the patient’s to be displayed anywhere. Now Hippa has to spring into action against google for Receiving this Confidential information. Many are wondering now whether or not their data has been leaked or not.
What would they benefit from this data?
To understand this you must learn about Data Mining. People who already know about Data mining and AI should know about this.
So this is going to be complex to explain. Now every organisation is turning its records into Digital data. So a Hospital is serving for 40 to 50 years. So they should have a record of all the patients who were treated in the hospital records. So we are going to change those records into Digital Data. For ex: Of there’s an X person who was treated, The records should show the disease, his treatment and his medications the whole history of that particular person’s treatment. We can also search for persons who had similar diseases and the Computer will display the results. It also has the ability to identify other patients who might be affected by that disease.
So if you are smoking 5 cigarettes now, the AI might be able to predict when that person will be affected by Cancer. All the AI needs is the health condition of the patient now. So data about how many cigarettes that person smokes, the age of the person so data similar to this. So if the data is gathered then the AI can run properly.
Ascension is a health-based company. It is also a Catholic-based organisation. This company directly owns nearly 2600 Hospitals in America. All Hospital organisations have connections with Ascension. Google has received 5 crore data and only one crore data has been transferred. It is estimated that the transfer of 5 crore people’s data will be completed in March 2020. After the transfer of data Google will create an AI.
That AI will predict the People who are going to be affected by Sugar Disease. So they will have the data which will be delivered to a pharmaceutical company about his rise in patients in India. They will also have data about diseases which is in a country and which is not. So there is a possibility that this data is a danger. So with this data, they will build a huge business. This is Project Nightingale.
Now Google and Ascension say that the data is safe. But Ascension must be the one who should have the data, but Google says that the data is protected. So many asked whether Google has done this before. Google has said that it has done it in 2013 and 20017 and has received data from many hospitals. There is also a case filed against Google for stealing the records.
Can this data be shared?
The data can be transferred through a process called De-Identification. They can share the data about the Patients disease but not their personal data.
How did Social media became huge is a short period?
It is through Individual targeting. If Our Youtube channel is getting more views, then they will increase the number of ads displayed. This is called as Individual targeting.
So if they are going to sell the medicine to you, they should know your personal medical records. We all know that data has been sold everywhere.
Some might say that targeting some of us might not do anything.
In facebook, there is a value for each user. Many reporters have said that this has been done in facebook. So the base value of each user is rs150. This base value will change if you change your status. For Ex: If you are single and change your status to engaged then your value will go up to Rs.320. So you are going to get married and you may purchase a lot of stuff. Your value will go up.
So if a woman changes her status to Divorced then your value will be higher. Because they know that the particular women will look for Matrimonial Services. The value of her profile will go high.
Will the value go high for other purposes?
So if you are sending a message “ I am going to buy a bike, I am going to buy a House”. Then your value will go up. So for every message, you type your value will go differ.
What will they do with this data?
Nearly 16 crore people use facebook in America. So the avg base value for this 16 crore people will amount to 25000 Crore rupees. This is America only. But In India nearly 40 crore people use facebook. So when your value is determined, your data will be shared to the Companies.
Now they know what you are looking to buy, they will know the history of your personal data. They will exploit this and try to show you advertisements based on your interest.
So now Google will create an AI from the data received. There is a huge possibility that they can exploit these patients with their data. This may be a project given by another company to Google.
So this is happening around us. We should be very aware in what we search online or sharing your personal information. People who use Facebook often forward this post to them. So if we are aware of this, we may not be targeted. So we should be very careful about this issue.
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