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Could A.I. detect mass shooters before they strike?

from Bigthink.com President Trump has called for Silicon Valley to develop digital precogs, but such systems raise efficacy concerns. KEVIN DICKINSON 15 August, 2019 President Donald Trump wants social media companies to develop A.I. that can flag potential mass shooters. Experts agree that artificial intelligence is not advanced enough, nor are current moderating systems up… Continue reading Could A.I. detect mass shooters before they strike?

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OxyContin maker patents new drug that helps addicts wean off opioids

from bigthink.com Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, has patented a new drug aimed at weaning addicts off opioids. The new drug is a faster-acting form of buprenorphine, a mild opiate that helps addicts control cravings. “While opioids have always been known to be useful in pain treatment, they also display an addictive… Continue reading OxyContin maker patents new drug that helps addicts wean off opioids

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Why President Trump (probably) can’t be criminally prosecuted

Why President Trump (probably) can’t be criminally prosecuted August 22, 2018 by STEPHEN JOHNSON from bigthink.com (Photo by Leigh Vogel-Pool/Getty Images) Two men formerly close to President Donald Trump are now facing prison in a development that could prove consequential for Trump’s longevity in office and the U.S. political system in general. On Tuesday, Paul Manafort,… Continue reading Why President Trump (probably) can’t be criminally prosecuted