AI doctors should improve healthcare, but not at any cost

New Scientist 

It sounds banal until you realise that the trainee might be an artificially intelligent voice-recognition system that requires real-world data to learn its trade. "Data collection and analysis is changing so rapidly that systems of governance can't keep up" Such questions of propriety and custodianship have been asked about data before – but medical information is uniquely valuable and sensitive. As revealed by New Scientist, the deal gave the AI company access to 1.6 million people's medical records to develop a monitoring tool for kidney patients: the ICO ruled that they were not properly informed about the use of their data, among other shortcomings. A report by the Royal Society and the British Academy recently concluded that the collection and analysis of data is changing so rapidly that the UK's systems of governance cannot keep up.