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3 Ways AI Is Changing Healthcare

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Making Health Care Human Again
THE CURRENT U.S. HEALTH CARE PICTURE is pretty bleak: more than 12 million serious diagnostic errors each year, a third of the $3.6 trillion spent attributed to waste, reduction in life expectancy for what will be three years in a row , and peak levels of physician burnout, depression, and suicide. That's all happening at a time when there is more medical data per individual than ever, imagined with wearable sensor physiology, scan anatomy , DNA sequencing, gut microbiome biology, just to name a few layers. Enter deep-learning A.I., with neural networks that...
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3 Ways AI Is Making You Safer

3 Ways AI Is Making You Safer

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Making Weapons That Pick Their Targets
ONCE THE STUFF OF APOCALYPTIC SCI-FI tales, killer robots capable of choosing and taking out our nation's enemies are now within reach-if companies and the Pentagon decide to go that far. Defense officials have so far stopped short of developing Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems , which could theoretically strike without a human order as easily as Facebook can tag friends in your photos without your say-so.
But the A.I.-driven technology that could form the basis for such attacks is well underway. Project Maven, the Pentagon's most high-profile A.I...
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