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Medical Data Pooling: Between Privacy and the Common Good

“Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know – and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.” ― Isaac Asimov Given our familiarity with today’s medical procedures, we perhaps recognize that the brisk pinch of pain from a needle is a small price to pay for a peek into ou...

Of Intelligence and Chaos

Conventional definitions of the word ‘intelligence’ either bring to mind the cold, steel-tinted specter of sentient machines, or images of bespectacled, bald men hunched over desks and computer screens, holding pages of indecipherable equations that appear more magical than mathematics. However, there are aspects of intelligence that have taken the backseat to more philosophical questions concerni...

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