A “research group” from Mount Sinai in New York used personal data from a patient database (without the patients’ knowledge) in an AI algorithm system to see not only who might have a proclivity toward disease, but what kind: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604087/the-dark-secret-at-the-heart-of-ai/.
They named it Deep Patient:
"Without any expert instruction, Deep Patient had discovered patterns hidden in the hospital data that seemed to indicate when people were on the way to a wide range of ailments, including cancer of the liver. There are a lot of methods that are “pretty good” at predicting disease from a patient’s records, says Joel Dudley, who leads the Mount Sinai team. But, he adds, “this was just way better.” "
In other studies, AI has also ‘predicted’ other diseases, like heart disease, alzheimers, and even premature death.
The medical insurance industry already been utilizes “health care” panels of people to decide who gets to receive medical treatment (and to what extent) and who does not.
And that is bad enough.
Now imagine a computer algorithm—that even the minds that invent them and set them in motion admit they do not fully understand—gets to decide whether someone is deemed ‘worthy’ for treatment or not. Imagine a computer reading your x-ray, or analyzing your bloodwork--this disastrous idea is one of the latest to emerge from the ‘healthcare’ industry.
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