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Italy blocks TikTok for some users following girl’s death

Italy blocks TikTok for some users following girl’s death Sponsored Links Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images TikTok is facing mounting concerns over its approach to younger users. The Guardian reports that Italy’s Data Protection Authority (DPA) has blocked TikTok for users whose age can’t be verified after a 10-year-old girl died while allegedly participating in…

Premature Freakouts about Techno-Enhancement

Premature Freakouts about Techno-Enhancement

Premature Freakouts about Techno-Enhancement John Horgan For years, I’ve grumbled to myself about an irritating tendency in science punditry. I haven’t written about it before, because it’s subtle, even paradoxical, and I couldn’t think of a catchy phrase to describe it. One I’ve toyed with is “premature ethical fretting,” which is clunky and vague. I’m…

Hitting the Books: AI doctors and the dangers tiered medical care

Hitting the Books: AI doctors and the dangers tiered medical care Healthcare is a human right, however, nobody said all coverage is created equal. Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems are already making impressive inroads into the myriad fields of medicine — from IBM’s Watson: Hospital Edition and Amazon’s AI-generated medical records to machine-formulated medications…