A giant data store quietly being built in India could free vast swathes of science for computer analysis — but is it legal?

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Dozens of databases of people’s faces are being compiled without their knowledge by companies and researchers, with many of the images then being shared around the world, in what has become a vast ecosystem fueling the spread of facial recognition technology

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Precarity, justice, and choice. The field of bioethics has worked hard to promote patient choice, especially in the context of end-of-life care

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“I asked him to bring me a gun, and he wanted to know why,” Mr. Cowart later told an interviewer. “I told him, ‘Can’t you see I’m a dead man? I’m going to die anyway, I’ve got to put myself out of this misery.’ He said, in a very caring way, ‘I can’t do that.’ It was the first of many times that Mr. Cowart, who was 25 then, would beg to be allowed to die.”

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University College Hospital in London created an algorithm using records from 22,000 appointments for MRI scans, allowing it to identify 90% of those patients who would turn out to be no-shows

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Artificial intelligence systems are powerful tools for businesses and governments to process data and respond to changing situations, whether on the stock market or on a battlefield. But there are still some things AI isn’t ready for

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All U.S. states require most parents to vaccinate their children against some preventable diseases, including measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough, to be able to attend school. Such laws often apply to children in private schools and day care facilities as well as public schools

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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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