Is storing personal biometric data ethical even with the consent of the users? I don’t see why it wouldn’t be. If we evaluate first the people affected by such a decision we see that the only people affected by it are those who authorize the consent and those requesting it. But, if we look at more the consequences these individuals receive it seems the only people that could be affected are the users. To explain my point, let’s say there was no biometric data. If an unauthorized person attempts to access your account all they really have access to now is your data. They don’t have any more access to the company’s internal systems than you do. You’re at a loss here. Now let’s say there is biometric data. One of the flaws for the concept of storing personal biometrics is how it gets used. For instance, if it’s being sold to insurance companies who adjust your rates based on symptoms seen in the biometrics that could lead to more severe medical conditions later in life (such as shaking hands when using a mouse could lead to Parkinson’s). Again you’re at a loss here. I think for today’s day and age, it’s ethical enough. I don’t think we “shouldn’t” be doing it, but we probably need to have a discussion into how we’re using it and disclaimers for if the data is being sold to third parties.Is …


How accurate are the algorithms compared to doctors? A lot of times algorithms can be significantly more accurate than a doctor. The ability to analyze more data in less time can’t be denied. We aren’t at that point yet where computers can do full analysis of human bodies. And there’s still a need to view edge cases like evaluating a diet and possibly the environment a person has grown up in that can factor into a diagnosis that a computer might be unbiased towards.

Is deep learning in Health Care ethical? I believe so. For this I think we should really look at what there is to be gained from deep learning. Again looking at the greater good for what can be achieved. By using deep learning, the information that takes 8 or so years to teach doctors, would take a couple minutes to download to a computer. Training it could take longer but by training from many computers in many areas and using centralized data, I believe that we can progress a lot faster. If the issue is containing the data I don’t even think it should be considered an issue. Most medical data is already kept and persistent, not in paper documents but through sites that make it accessible online like MyChart. But, if the issue is biased data based on the data sets, I feel we just need to refine the algorithms. I don’t know if we’re at a point where we can use artificial intelligence to diagnose everything, there will always be a human element needed even if just to run the machines and enter the data. …


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Can it be ethical to implement microtransactions in a video game? Maybe. But, what are microtransactions? A microtransaction, though it can have many different forms is any additional purchases made after the game was initially bought. …

Mason Hernandez

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