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Study: Artificial Intelligence May Provide Key Insights in Medical Decisions

Artificial Intelligence (AI) may provide useful insights into medical decisions, found a team of researchers at Duke and the University of Maryland that has created an algorithm that attempts to reflect the ethical choices that a human would make [in allocating a kidney for a transplant].

From one of the researchers, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong [EDIT: Link no longer exists], Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in Duke's Department of Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics. He is also a member of the DIBS Faculty Network.

"The work reported in this article was published in a computer science conference proceedings but is now attracting broader attention. It was done with help from Bass Connections (Brain and Society as well as Information and Society) and the Future of Life Institute by people from DIBS, Kenan, Philosophy, and Computer Science."