Short Bytes: Alphabet has just announced a new company named Verily whose aim is “to use technology to create a true picture of human health”. This spinoff of Google[x] was earlier known as Google[x] Life Sciences division.
If you’re resisting the urge to open the dictionary and check the meaning of Verily, let me do that for you: Verily borrows its name from Middle English and means “in truth; really; indeed”. This company will work to “use technology to create a true picture of human health.”
In the past, we’ve read reports about the Life Sciences division of Google[x] working on cancer-killing pills, smart contact glasses, blood-sucking smartwatch etc. The very same team is now brought together to constitute Verily.
At its website, Verily mentions:
Verily aims to utilize its advanced research tools, unique technical expertise, and powerful computing to bring together technology and life sciences.
Talking about the history, Google[x] started the Life Sciences in 2012 to “put computing inside a contact lens”. Now in the outfit of an independent company, Verily is focused on “using technology to better understand health, as well as prevent, detect, and manage disease”.
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