The Washington Post / AP – More than 50 people are suing a now-closed clinic’s former director and its owner, saying they were told they had Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Most now know it’s not true, while a few are awaiting confirmation.
Fortune – Self-driving cars and robots are just some of what's possible because of artificial intelligence. But expect unforeseen consequences if researchers ignore the inherent ethical dilemmas in the emerging technology.
WIRED – Digital Democracy is like YouTube for local government hearings, bolstered with a splash of artificial intelligence. Bots create transcripts of lawmakers’ every official utterance at the state house and use face recognition software to keep track of who’s speaking.
World Economic Forum – There’s a great deal of concern over artificial intelligence. But current research projects show that artificial intelligence can also be used for the greater good. Here are five global problems that machine learning could help us solve.
Forbes – While approximately 100 million or more people tuned in to the game, about two dozen viewers in the Northwestern experiment saw a slightly different broadcast — one that used neuroscience to adapt what advertisements they watched to their tastes.
New York – Welcome to malingering, a fancy word for faking illness in order to gain an advantage. It’s an area of psychological study that highlights the counterintuitive orderliness of insanity and also reveals that many people have no idea what it’s like to have a genuine mental disorder.