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Human bias against new ideas amplifies safety concerns about GMOs, study confirms

Recency bias states that more recent memories come to mind more quickly. But specific ideas and objects that have “stood ...
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Viewpoint: We can’t trust research about the benefits of marijuana if the studies are industry funded

Imagine that scientists charged with doing research on tobacco’s health implications were funded by tobacco companies. (In fact, the tobacco ...
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AI has a problem with generalization. Human brains may offer a solution.

Unconstrained by evolution, AI has the potential to churn through vast amounts of data to surpass our puny, fatty central ...
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Artificial intelligence could revolutionize health care, but there’s no guarantee that will be a good thing

AI-driven medical tools could democratize health care, but some worry they could also worsen inequalities ...
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Heart monitoring by Fitbit, other wearables, may be less accurate for people with dark skin

Nearly all of the largest manufacturers of wearable heart rate trackers rely on technology that could be less reliable for ...
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Artificial intelligence doesn’t ‘think’ like we do. How can we ever trust it?

Today, digital information technology has redefined how people interact with each other socially, and even how some find their partners ...
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Here’s how artificial intelligence could ‘poison’ healthcare

Artificial intelligence is often hailed as a great catalyst of medical innovation, a way to find cures to diseases that ...
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Keeping artificial intelligence free of intentional bias

The conversation about unconscious bias in artificial intelligence often focuses on algorithms that unintentionally cause disproportionate harm to entire swaths ...
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Artificial intelligence bias: Amazon shut down AI recruiter engine that ‘penalized women’

Amazon.com Inc’s machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been ...
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Social science ‘reproducibility crisis’: Only 13 of 21 prestigious studies replicable

The “reproducibility crisis” in [social] science is erupting again. A research project attempted to replicate 21 social science experiments published between 2010 and ...
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Pursuing artificial intelligence that’s free of bias

As the problems caused by algorithmic bias have bubbled to the surface, experts have proposed all sorts of solutions on how to make ...
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Monsanto shill alert: Does industry funded GMO research bias findings?

Can consumers trust "independent" studies funded by corporations that have found genetically modified foods safe? Anti-GMO activists say 'no.' But ...
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Genetics may have played a part in electing Trump president

Do our genetics influence whether we lean to the political left or right? It's obviously more complicated than that, but ...