Can we finally have the name of this "European cloud provider"?
We'll get the name on the next dupe of the story. Check back Tuesday.
Amazon has really improved the online shopping experience. Sure, that's not the same thing a trying to put people on mars but it has a more tangible effect on more people.
our arguments are not based in law, nor are they in agreement with the physician's code of ethics, which works by informed consent in such cases.
I've already posted a couple of links explaining the history, the law, and the prevailing practice of ethics in medical research... which you very obviously have not bothered to read if you're making comments like that.
Seriously, who would hire a human being to do any job if they can have a one-time-purchase AI to do the same job that is literally superior in every way?
It's worse than that. AI will be a cloud-based service, and each time anyone needs to use it will cost 35 cents.
Nothing you just wrote about would be resolved if we were to let patients die from lack of treatment. Hell, none of what you wrote about is even comparable, for exactly the reasons I've already explained.
I really don't understand why you're having this difficulty: If giving no treatment carries a known high risk of harm to the patient, then no treatment is not an ethical option.
I'm not dismissing the efficacy and usefulness of placebo-controlled trials. I'm saying it's unethical to not treat patients with fatal illnesses if a proven treatment exists.
Someone in prison don't get to commit further crimes while inside.
If preventing crime were the main goal of imprisonment, then we wouldn't let prisoners out until they've been rehabilitated.
And then there's the fact that crime occurs even within prisons.
Yes it does, that's why it's called ethics.
As in, it's unethical to take a course of action that you know will result in permanent harm to the patient.
Not treating IBS can potentially result in non-life-threatening discomfort. With patient consent that's an ethically acceptable risk.
Not treating brain cancer can potentially result in mental disability and death. It is not ethically acceptable to provide no treatment when you KNOW that no treatment will result in an unacceptable outcome. So you provide the standard treatment and compare the experimental treatment to that.
Ever walk down the street in the city and a bum comes up to you begging? He can smell and look offensive. Should that be censored?
Yes. My purpose of being there is not to be a begging target, I didn't invite him to approach me, he is, in Internet terms, spamming me.
Ever been on a farm and smell the pigs or the cow manure? That's offensive.
But it is a necessary part of the operation of the farm. It is a direct consequence without which the farm could not function. In Internet terms, it's the annoying login dialog.
Ever see guts at the scene of a car wreck? That's offensive.
That is an unintended side-effect, not desired by anyone and not intentionally inflicted upon me by anyone. In Internet terms, it's lag or slow loading times.
You are comparing completely different things, not understanding that for some of them, there is no reason we should have to endure them (for the record: The proper solution is that the bum doesn't exist, our society is rich enough that every homeless person is a shame to us all)
Get off your ass, unplug, get out there into the real world and get offended! Trust me, it gets easier after the first few times. And you'll probably realized that being offended isn't anywhere near the worst thing that can possibly happen to you
I'm with you on that there's no right to not be offended.
However, I can absolutely want to protect myself from what I don't like. I keep my house clean because I don't like trash and smells. I keep my door closed because I want to decide who I invite in and who not. I don't hang disgusting pictures on my walls, etc.
I can filter my view of the world. You have a right to Free Speech, but not a right to force me to listen. Individual filters are a necessity or we would all drown in spam. What we need to prevent is centrally controlled filters.
Letting computers decide what is offensive and what is not. What could possibly go wrong?
If you see someone falling into mental illness, do you treat them early or do you wait until the illness has gripped them and who knows what happens?
That sounds more practical than throwing him in prison and letting him out before he's been rehabilitated.
But I digress. Prison is never really about rehabilitation, it's mainly about revenge.
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