“If I’m on a park bench, and I’m next to someone, and I hear them talking about symptoms of cancer, am I obligated to turn around and tell them they might have cancer?” advertisement advertisement Samuel Volchenboum, Director of the Center for Research Informatics and Associate Professor of Pediatric Oncology at the University of Chicago, lets the question float in the air for a moment before breaking his own silence. “You’ll get different answers depending who you ask.” Medical ethics is a complicated topic. For a practicing doctor tending to their patients inside a hospital, the rules are relatively clear. But as soon as that doctor steps into the real world, their vast knowledge of the human body gives them the power to diagnose a potentially unwilling populace–people who might not be asking for a diagnosis of a terminal illness, or to have the telltale signs of their chemical addiction broadcast to every fellow passenger on the subway. It’s an age-old dilemma for doctors, but a new one for companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple, whose artificial intelligence products are rapidly approaching the same diagnostic power. Google Search can already predict coming flu trends with some level of… Read full this story
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