Newswise: Data Ethicist Cautions Against Overreliance on Algorithms

Newswise: Data Ethicist Cautions Against Overreliance on Algorithms. “Pigeons can quickly be trained to detect cancerous masses on x-ray scans. So can computer algorithms. But despite the potential efficiencies of outsourcing the task to birds or computers, it’s no excuse for getting rid of human radiologists, argues University of Oregon philosopher and data ethicist Ramón Alvarado.”

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