You wouldn’t buy a self-driving car that would kill you to save pedestrians – and that’s why we must rethink how we make AI behave, says researcher Iyad Rahwan

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Humans aren’t the only people in society – at least according to the law. In the U.S., corporations have been given rights of free speech and religion. Some natural features also have person-like rights. But both of those required changes to the legal system

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has abruptly changed the focus of an annual fund-raising campaign amid a widening crisis that has already led to the resignation of its chief medical officer and a sweeping re-examination of its policies

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and here’s why that’s dangerous. AI has huge potential to transform our lives, but the term itself is being abused in very worrying ways, says Zachary Lipton, an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University

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Machine learning has the potential to save thousands of people from skin cancer each year—while putting others at greater risk

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The old boundaries of the human self are being blurred by technology. The risks are real, but the potential is astounding

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An interview with Hugh Whittall, Director of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, conducted by Kate Anderton, BSc

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Medical data tends to be messy and hard to annotate, which makes it hard for neural networks to learn from. But machine learning is beginning to make progress

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