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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A Turbulent Mind

September 4, 2018

Andrew Goldstein’s crime set in motion a dramatic shift in how we care for the violent mentally ill. Including for himself—when he’s released this month

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Henry T. Greely writes, “At about the time of the birth of modern neuroethics, Adina Roskies usefully divided the field into two parts: the neuroscience of ethics, what neuroscience can tell us about ethics, and the ethics of neuroscience, what ethical issues neuroscience will bring us”

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For the first time ever, scientists have 3D-printed an array of light sensors onto an eyeball-shaped surface. Eventually, a scaled-up version of the device could restore vision to the blind, or even improve the vision of sighted people

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Whether hair pulling, skin picking or cheek biting, body-focused repetitive behaviours blight many people’s lives. How can science help us understand and treat these distressing conditions better?

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These experts say they can divine political preferences you can’t express from signals you don’t know you’re producing

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A Dangerous Brain

August 15, 2018

Can neuroscience predict how likely someone is to commit another crime?

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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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