“Let me be the very first to officially welcome Google to Rochester.”

…Mayor Kim Norton, as the software giant opens its first non-virtual office in Minnesota, the result of a year-and-a-half-old collaboration with Mayo Clinic.   The two organizations are working on artificial intelligence projects they say will improve medical diagnosis, personalize care and speed it up.   Mayo’s Chief Information Officer, Cris Ross:

“This partnership will affirm Rochester as well as Minnesota as a global center for the highest quality medical care and medical innovation.”

Google’s Chris Mueller says the company has been working with Minnesota businesses for some time and is “really happy” to be putting down roots in the state.