Skip to main content
Share Your Experience: Take the 2024 Developer Survey
5 votes

Would it be ethical to allow an AI to make life-or-death medical decisions?

I disagree with the idea that a trained Machine Learning model would be impartial. Models are trained on data sets that contain features. Humans prepare those data sets and decide what features are ...
Gerry P's user avatar
  • 724
5 votes
Accepted

Is AI already being used in the drug industry to combat the COVID-19?

A global race is underway to discover a vaccine, drug, or combination of treatments that can disrupt the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The problem is, there are more than a billion such molecules. A researcher ...
Faizy's user avatar
  • 1,104
4 votes

Would it be ethical to allow an AI to make life-or-death medical decisions?

I will interpret the questions as being about triage. This is particularly important in crisis situations, where a lot of such life-or-death decisions have to be taken. In the START system there are ...
Oliver Mason's user avatar
  • 5,397
3 votes

Would it be ethical to allow an AI to make life-or-death medical decisions?

At face value, this sound monstrous--a measure to offload responsibility to a non-conscious mechanism that cannot be meaningfully punished for mistakes. However, I will argue: There is humane ...
DukeZhou's user avatar
  • 6,237
3 votes

Would it be ethical to allow an AI to make life-or-death medical decisions?

Oliver's answer is interesting and it provides valuable information (such as a brief description of the triage process, which I was not aware of), but I disagree with his conclusion or, at least, I ...
nbro's user avatar
  • 40.8k
3 votes

What are the AI technologies currently used to fight the coronavirus pandemic?

According to the Baidu Research's blog post How Baidu is harnessing the power of AI in the battle against coronavirus (12-03-2020), there are already some artificial intelligence tools or algorithms ...
nbro's user avatar
  • 40.8k
2 votes

How can artificial intelligence techniques be used in diagnosing mental health issues?

There's a strong sentiment towards the idea that medical diagnosis is largely Abductive Reasoning. See this presentation for additional details. One approach to automated abductive reasoning is ...
mindcrime's user avatar
  • 3,757
2 votes
Accepted

How can artificial intelligence (including deep learning algorithms) find suspicious patterns in the body’s biochemistry?

I wouldn't focus only on "deep learning" unless you have some specific reason for doing so. There may be other techniques which could be as effective, or more effective. One approach I've seen ...
mindcrime's user avatar
  • 3,757
2 votes
Accepted

Is there a taxonomy of adversarial attacks?

There are already a couple of papers in the literature that attempt to provide a taxonomy and survey of adversarial attacks. I will just list the two that I think are reliable enough that you can ...
nbro's user avatar
  • 40.8k
2 votes

Is AI already being used in the drug industry to combat the COVID-19?

I'm not sure if it is being used directly in the industry, but here is an interesting article on research being done by 3 UK universities using AI.
David's user avatar
  • 4,920
1 vote

What might be the suitable machine learning algorithm to train a model suitable for forecasting a patient's urine output?

This sounds like a tabular regression problem to me. tl;dr: use h2o.ai's automl, it's plug and play quite easy. It will test various different algorithms on your problem and create an ensemble of the ...
profPlum's user avatar
  • 424
1 vote

What might be the suitable machine learning algorithm to train a model suitable for forecasting a patient's urine output?

All algorithms have inductive biases which determine what they will be good or bad at. Which model is good on a set of data is determined by the data, not the model. For instance, in classification, ...
foreverska's user avatar
  • 1,288
1 vote

Has someone correctly predicted one of the variants of SARS-CoV-2 (like the Delta variant)?

Atomwise, an AI startup, uses a 3d convolution neural network to predict if a molecule will bind to an protein. The covid protein had several human attempts to find a molecule to bind. See on young ...
Golden Lion's user avatar
1 vote

What are the AI technologies currently used to fight the coronavirus pandemic?

Not really something that slows it down but currently Mauricio Santillana at Harvard is working on modeling the pandemic and has shared some of his approaches. He explained that they have used google ...
PMaynard's user avatar
  • 248
1 vote

How can artificial intelligence techniques be used in diagnosing mental health issues?

It's already being done, and apparently with very good results. See: Predicting Risk of Suicide Attempts Over Time Through Machine Learning, Walsh, Ribiero, Franklin Here is the abstract from the ...
DukeZhou's user avatar
  • 6,237

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible