Most people can easily determine when a loved one is feeling sad or anxious. But, imagine waking up one morning and your loved one lost the ability to recognize and empathize with your feelings

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For most of his career, Dr. Stephen Trzeciak was not a big believer in the “touchy-feely” side of medicine. As a specialist in intensive care and chief of medicine at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, N.J., Trzeciak felt most at home in the hard sciences

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Patients anonymously share their health stories to help others and to heal

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Thomas R. Insel lauds a call for artificial intelligence to give doctors back the freedom to focus on their patients

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Even when she was gone, she was present in the patient sitting before me and in the way I was newly able to comfort and reassure her

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Pain in the Machine

July 17, 2017

Pain leads to empathy and self-preservation: should we make robots ‘feel’ it?

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New research suggests that in many cases the answer is yes

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As technology progresses from inanimate objects governed by numbers to human-looking machines controlled with conversations, it raises questions as to the compassion owed to artificial intelligence—and each other

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