Amazon’s Secretive Lab Works on Bold Projects, Cancer Research
Amazon had reportedly tasked Google Glass creator Babak Parviz to lead its Grand Challenge team which consists of former Google X engineers and founders of various health startups.
The secretive moonshot lab is said to be working on a series of ambitious ventures such as cancer research, medical records and last-mile delivery, and is given on longer time horizon than other Amazon teams focused on commercial products.
While the main focus of the team is on health and medicine, it is also said to be strategically involved with the company’s last-mile delivery efforts.
Amazon is also adding members to the Grand Challenge Team via an internal contest called Think Big where winners also get their own budget for recruiting.