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NHS use of Alexa to provide health advice raises privacy concerns

NHS use of Alexa to provide health advice raises privacy concerns

Privacy campaigners have called for the government to explain how it will protect sensitive patient information after the government announced that Amazon Alexa will be used to provide health information from the NHS website. The devices will analyse information from the NHS website to provide answers to voice questions about conditions and treatment, which the government hopes...

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MIT proposes multi-disciplinary research field to create ethical AI

Autonomous machines can determine whether you get a loan, lose your job, or go to jail, and we can no longer always predict their decisions or understand the reasons why they made them. The growing influence that these black boxes have on our lives has led a team of researchers at MIT Media Lab to call for a new field of multi-disciplinary...