Building ethical AI in healthcare: why we must demand it

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There is a school of thought that ponders a dark, dystopian future where artificially intelligent machines brutally and coldly run the world, with humans as only a biological tool. From Hollywood blockbusters, to evangelic tech entrepreneurs, we've all been exposed to the possibility of this type of future, but have we all stopped to ponder how we should avoid it? Now, of course, all of this dystopia is many many decades away, and only one of several gazillion possible future outcomes. But that doesn't preclude getting the conversation started today. For me, and many others, it boils down to one simple thing: ethics.