AI & Ethics
Technological advancements pose new and unprecedented ethical questions that humanity will have to deal with. The world will surely not become a better place if our conscious or unconscious biases make their way into algorithms. AI should be fair. In the end, it comes down to this: Do we want to model the world as it is, or as it should be?
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An artificial-intelligence tool called Trial Pathfinder can run clinical-trial emulations using healthcare data from people with cancer, and can learn how to optimize trial-inclusion eligibility criteria, while maintaining patient safety.
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Growing use of surveillance technology has prompted calls for bans and stricter regulation.
Artificial intelligence and brain–computer interfaces must respect and preserve people’s privacy, identity, agency and equality, say Rafael Yuste, Sara Goering and colleagues.
Identify sources of inequity, de-bias training data and develop algorithms that are robust to skews in data, urge James Zou and Londa Schiebinger.
An ethical framework will help to harness the potential of AI while keeping humans in control